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Battery van from Nissan - the e-NV200

2014-05-07 10:50

CHARGED AND READY TO GO: Nissan has started production of the e-NV200 - its second electric car. Image: Nissan

  • Nissan e-NV200 second model in battery range.
  • Only Barcelona fires up Nissan e-NV200
  • Electric van provides a zero-emission
  • e-NV200 shares drive train with theLEAF

BARCELONA, Spain - Nissan has started  production of its second electric vehicle here, the e-NV20, which will be available as a car,a  taxi and a light commercial.

The e-NV200 will  be exported to 20 countries, among them Japan. Just as with the Nissan LEAF, the number of markets will grow after launch to continue the company’s sustained electric vehicle expansion.

Chief planning officer Andy Palmer said: “This is alandmark day for Nissan. This is at a time when EV’s are recognised as mainstream technology but competitors are only starting to launch their first EV. Nissan has clear first-mover advantage."

LANDMARK FOR NISSAN

Barcelona will be the first city in the world to introduce the e-NV200 as a 100% battery taxi, an initiative Palmer believes is vital for the city.

"Bringing a significant number of zero-emissions vehicles to Barcelona’s streets will ensure cleaner air for every citizen, visitor and tourist and we’re confident that forward-thinking councils everywhere will be clamouring for these benefits.”

Frank Torres, managing director and vice-president of Nissan Spain Industrial Operations, said: "Barcelona has the honour of producing Nissan’s second electric vehicle, a result of many years of hard work and quality improvements from the team here.”

The first e-NV200 will be exported in June 2014.
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