Nissan to Produce e-NV200 Electric Van for 2013
Nissan is all set to make an electric van for 2013 model year. Dubbed the Nissan e-NV200, the automaker recently announced that production of the all-electric compact van will begin at its Barcelona plant next year. Earlier, the model made its concept debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The second all-electric vehicle after the Nissan LEAF, the Nissan e-NV200 — the all-electric van will be developed on the basis of the existing NV200 that is currently built at the plant.
“e-NV200 represents a genuine breakthrough in commercial vehicles and further underlines Nissan’s leadership within the electric vehicle segment. The new model will offer all the spaciousness, versatility and practicality of a traditionally powered compact van, but with zero CO2 emission at the point of use and provides outstanding driving experience that is unique to EV’s,” said Andy Palmer —Nissan Executive Vice President. According to the automaker, more than 700 jobs will be created at Nissan due to the production.