Photo: Nissan

Photo: Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.’s first all-electric, zero-emissions commercial vehicle, the e-NV200, will go on sale in October 2014 at Nissan dealers throughout Japan, the company has announced.

Based on the Nissan NV200, a multi-purpose commercial van, the e-NV200 combines the interior roominess and versatility of the NV200 with the acceleration performance and quietness of an electric vehicle (EV), according to the automaker. With its onboard power outlets, the e-NV200 can supply electrical power remotely, giving it added utility in the field as a mobile power source.

The e-NV200 is Nissan’s second mass-market, all-electric model available globally, following the Nissan LEAF, which has now sold more than 115,000 units worldwide. Compared to commercial vehicles that use internal combustion engines, the e-NV200 reduces operating costs and contributes to improving a company’s environmental image thanks to the vehicle’s zero exhaust emissions as well as a reduction in noise pollution, according to the automaker. Additionally, the EV’s smooth, strong acceleration performance and quietness help reduce driver fatigue.

With the inclusion of a hydraulic brake system, the vehicle’s regenerative braking can work more effectively, enabling a driving range of 185 to 190 km on a full charge (on JC08 mode).

The new e-NV200 also has 5- and 7-seat Wagon versions, which can be utilized as passenger vehicles.

Nissan said its e-NV200 Japan market sales target is 200 units per month. Prices range from 3,880,440 yen to 4,786,560 yen, including consumption tax.

Nissan noted that all e-NV200 models qualify for the Japanese government’s eco-car subsidies and are exempt from the automobile weight tax and automobile acquisition tax. In addition, customers can receive up to 850,000 yen in incentive grants in accordance with the Japanese government’s incentive scheme for fiscal year 2014 to promote the purchase of clean energy vehicles.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet