Earlier today Nissan announced that the e-NV200 battery electric mini-van would go into production in Barcelona, Spain. Production on the Nissan e-NV200 will start during Nissan’s 2013 fiscal year.
The Nissan e-NV200 was unveiled earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show as a concept. It’s based on the NV200 compact van that was first unveiled 3 years ago. The e-NV200 shares powertrain components with the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.
Nissan said the e-NV200 electric vehicle will be the second all-electric vehicle and will deliver a driving range similar to the 100 mile range of the Nissan Leaf. The e-NV200 is a full electric vehicle designed to provide businesses or families with flexible, roomy interior space, while achieving a dramatic reduction in CO2. The Barcelona plant will be the sole source for the e-NV200 and will supply world markets. While Nissan didn’t come right out and say, we’re hoping and assuming the e-NV200 electric minivan will be coming to North America.
Earlier this year Fedex Express teamed up with Nissan to test the Nissan e-NV200 battery electric van in London. It’s last mission was to deliver to the British Red Cross marking the end of a 2 month test trail period. Nissan and Fedex used the trial to demonstrate their joint commitment to environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. “We are delighted we could strengthen our collaboration with Nissan over this two month period on the electric vehicle front…” said William Martin, of FedEx Express.