posted 4 years ago

New Nissan e-NV200 Honoured

Strange but true.... the Nissan e-NV200 has won a prize even though you cannot buy one for at least twelve months.

Strange but true.... the Nissan e-NV200 has won a prize even though you cannot buy one for at least twelve months. In fact, this non-existent load-lugger has claimed the Environment Award in the 2012 Van Fleet World Honours. How? Because pre-production versions of this fully-electric vehicle have been on trial with FedEx and British Gas – and these caught the eye of the judges. And why not? The e-NV200 shares components with the Nissan LEAF, after all, and that is one of the most versatile electric cars on the market.

True, but not strange... the Nissan e-NV200's specification will remain uncertain until nearer the launch – but the LEAF might provide a few clues. This five-door hatchback has a range of up to 109 miles, although this varies according to the conditions. Racing uphill uses more power than rolling down, for example. Furthermore, the Nissan LEAF can be charged by a standard plug in twelve hours, or in eight with Nissan's optional home-based 16A system. However, an 80% charge can be completed in thirty minutes via a rapid charging point. Their locations are stored within the vehicle's on-board navigation system.

Strange but true... within a fairly short time electric vehicles will be common. Best plug-in?