On the North American International Auto Show 2012 Detroit celebrates the world premiere of the Nissan NV200 Concept-E. It is based on the NV200 light commercial vehicle that will give it in the future as electric vans. Nissan indicates that the e-NV200 creates a range per charge, which is at the level of the electric car Nissan Leaf. For the latter to give the Japanese some 175 kilometers. In terms of cargo volume and payload, it will give the e-NV200 over the conventional output will not compromise. The target audience for the Japanese is mainly commercial customers, as well as private buyers or families. As in mass-produced vans of the Nissan NV200 Concept-E a significant reduction in operating costs compared to conventional vehicles to offer.
Nissan is preparing the launch of their time, the manufacturer still makes no representations, also with the help of everyday life experience. Several countries have to demonstrate prototypes of e-NV200 in service delivery for enterprises and other companies. The first tests began in the summer of 2011 when the Japanese post office, which used an electric NV200 in Yokohama. Further field trials began in December 2011 in London, together with the logistics company FedEx. Whether the electric drive for the new New York taxi, which is based on the NV200 is used is not yet known.
Technology from Nissan Leaf, from the Nissan Leaf is the major drive components. The energy for the 80 kW (109 hp) AC synchronous motor is stored in a lithium-ion battery, which consists of 48 compact modules. The electric motor develops a torque of 280 Newton meters, which – as is common in electric motors – is available directly from the idle speed is available.