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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:23 pm

TomT wrote:I find the comment that it will get the same range as the Leaf odd since it has the same size battery and yet appears to be both heavier and less aerodynamic...
I'm with you. I've heard so much about how the aerodynamic shape of the Leaf is critical to it's range - surely grafting a large box onto the back can not be performance neutral. On the other hand, an electric minivan is a good concept and a likely future project. Now lets streamline it and add a bit of battery capacity.
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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:21 am

Dooglas wrote:
TomT wrote:I find the comment that it will get the same range as the Leaf odd since it has the same size battery and yet appears to be both heavier and less aerodynamic...
I'm with you. I've heard so much about how the aerodynamic shape of the Leaf is critical to it's range - surely grafting a large box onto the back can not be performance neutral. On the other hand, an electric minivan is a good concept and a likely future project. Now lets streamline it and add a bit of battery capacity.
Yes, it makes a difference - but people would consider 80 miles EPA basically same as 84 - even though it is 5% less (which is significant for someone looking at aerodynamics).

The size of the battery is what has the biggest impact on range (something BMW forgot !).
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Re: Official Nissan e-NV200 thread

Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:43 pm

With a 36 or 48 kW pack and a more powerful motor, maybe dual motors and all whel drive, I would be really happy.
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Re: Official Nissan e-NV200 thread

Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:00 pm

Check out the UK nissan website , they have added info on the e-nv200 commercial van

Not done yet but it does have some new pics nd info

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Re: Official Nissan e-NV200 thread

Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:03 am

Does any one know how the trial is going? When will they make a decision whether it will come to U.S. or not?

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Re: Official Nissan e-NV200 thread

Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:37 pm

Nissan said it will be available in the U.S. when the larger capacity battery pack(s) are available.
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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:22 pm

evnow wrote:
The size of the battery is what has the biggest impact on range (something BMW forgot !).
Let me help you with that:

The lightness of the car has the biggest impact on performance (something BMW remembered !)
;)

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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:59 pm

SmartElectric wrote:The lightness of the car has the biggest impact on performance (something BMW remembered !)
;)
Is that why the Model S outperforms the i3 in every way?

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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:03 pm

But which did not seem to help their range one iota... Which makes one wonder what they did so wrong...
SmartElectric wrote:The lightness of the car has the biggest impact on performance (something BMW remembered !)
;)
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Re: Official Nissan e-NV200 thread

Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:53 am

I think aerodynamics matters way more than vehicle weight, and the i3 is closer to the "broadside of a barn" end of the scale than I'd prefer...
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