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Nissan e-NV200 Review

Written by Allan Noble · 20/07/21

First released in 2014 the Nissan e-NV200 is Nissan’s answer to electric business needs. It is currently the largest electric van on the market. It offers big benefits to drivers who have regular routes, will be driving in urban areas, or companies looking to enhance their green image.

Summary

First released in 2014 the Nissan e-NV200 is Nissan’s answer to electric business needs. It is currently the largest electric van on the market. It offers big benefits to drivers who have regular routes, will be driving in urban areas, or companies looking to enhance their green image.

The e-NV200 is a blend of the body and chassis of the NV200 van and has the same engine as the Nissan Leaf. This combination offers the practicality of an NV200 with the incredibly eco-friendly Leaf. Essentially, it is an electric NV200.

Over the years the e-NV200 has remained near the top of Europe’s electric van sales charts and performs particularly well in the UK. This electric variant has now completely replaced the regular NV200. An encouraging step forward from Nissan.

It’s a rival to the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Renault Kangoo ZE, Volkswagen e-Caddy. Keep reading on to learn how this compact van can meet all of your business needs.

Range, Charging, & Emissions

What is the Range of a Nissan e-NV200?

How far your e-NV200 can drive on a single charge will depend on which model you buy. If you pick up an older second-hand van you might have a 24kW battery installed. This translates into quite a poor range by modern standards with a realistic range of around 60 miles. One to avoid unless you have relatively short and predictable needs. With its limited range, you will be in a position to negotiate for a very good deal on a first-gen model.

Thankfully, in 2018 Nissan upgraded the e-NV200 with a 40kWh battery that enhanced the range to a generous 174 miles. Four miles more than the Renault Kangoo offers. This upgrade was as important for practicality as it was for adoption. Range anxiety is a concern many have had in the past with the electric revolution. The second generation of e-NV200 definitely puts those concerns at ease for many.

For peace of mind in your new EV, Nissan has covered the battery for eight years or 100,000 miles on not degrading more than 25% of its full charge capacity.

The real-world range will be a bit different depending on how you use your van day to day. Of course, carting heavy loads constantly will drain the battery far quicker than lighter loads. Nissan has claimed that it will do between 170 and 125 miles on a full charge depending on load and driving conditions.

Even if you are transporting heavy loads all day the e-NV200 should be fine for a full day's work. Especially if you are in an urban environment or have a very consistent schedule. Any range concerns will not be relevant for shorter journeys and most will last for a full business day if fully charged nightly.

How long does it take to charge the e-NV200?

For charging, we will stick to data on the 2018 upgraded model. There is only one battery size to choose from here so we will just break down the different methods of charging and the time each will take.

Charging Method Charging Time Range Per Hour Charged
3-pin plug 18 hours 7 miles per hour
3.6kW charger 11 hours 11 miles per hour
7kW charger 6 hours 19 miles per hour
22kW charger 6 hours 19 miles per hour

As you’ll see from the table above this van supports a wide range of charging solutions, including fast charging through an onboard 6.6kW charger. Fast charging can take the battery all the way to 80% in just 30min. Perfect if you are looking to travel longer journeys seeing you will find this style of charger at motorway service stations.

Next: Running costs