Nissan e-NV200 (2018) Guide

Nissan e-NV200 (2018) Guide

Nissan has proved itself to be an industry leader in the world of EV’s. Developing and mass-producing its affordable, 100% electric Leaf model. The Japanese carmaker has taken all the success of its Leaf vehicle and repackaged it into the e-NV200. The world’s first purpose-built BEV MPV. Underpinned by the reliability of Nissan’s EV technology, the e-NV200 opens up the world of electric driving to large families, taxi drivers, delivery drivers and company fleets.

Electric Range

124 Miles

Avg Cost per Charge

£5.01

Battery Size

40 kWh

3.7Kw Charge

11 Hours

Connector Type

Type 2

Rapid Charge

yes CCS max 50kW

OLEV Approved

Yes

Vehicle Type

Battery Electric

Charging a Nissan e-NV200

The updated version of the e-NV200 comes with a battery size of 40kWh and has an official WLTP range of 124miles.

Charging times will, of course, vary based on the power of the charger; a 7kW home charger, for example, will take around 7.5 hours to charge from 0% to 100%, providing an approximate range per hour of 18 miles*. The total cost of home charging from empty to full, based on an electricity tariff of 14p/kWh, will be £5.60.

The e-NV200 has a CHAdeMO connector option enabling you to make use of the rapid charging network that is expanding across the UK. Plugged into a 50kW charging station, the e-NV200 will charge from 20-80% in 40 minutes.

Note: It is worth highlighting here that the e-NV has a max AC rate is 6.6W, this means if you plugged into a 7kW or 11kW AC charger, the battery would charge at 6.6kW.

Charging Times**:

  • 2.1kW (3-pin plug) = 21h30m for 0-100%
  • 7.4kW = 7h for 0-100%
  • 11kW = 7h for 0-100%
  • 50kW = 40m for 20-80%

*Based on WLTP range

**Charging times are estimates and will vary depending on factors such as the charger in use and temperature of the battery.

Benefits of owning a Nissan e-NV200

Classified as a BEV, the e-NV200 produces zero emissions which results in several benefits. Road tax, Ultra Low Emission Zones and London Congestion Charge all come in at an attractive £0. In addition to regular and yearly savings, this Nissan EV qualifies for the OLEV Plug-in car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants.

What are people saying about the e-NV200?

The e-NV200 is a versatile electric vehicle. It is sold as a van or 7-seater minibus and is also available in a taxi format; this makes sense and is sure to be a savvy commercial decision by Nissan. A considerably attractive proposition for local taxi operations, as well as shuttle services; the e-NV200 not only offers incredibly fuel cost savings but removes the intensive servicing than traditional motors would require to function optimally.

As a 7-seater MVP, the e-NV200 is easily configurable from a 5 to 7 seat vehicle, with the third row 2 seats neatly folding away to make for extra boot space. The practicality of this vehicle is likely to appeal to a wide range of consumers, particularly those with large family size or for those who frequently load up their cars with sporting equipment etc.

The only real downside to this model is the range. Due to its size and less aerodynamic architecture, the e-NV200 boasts a small range capacity than its smaller Leaf sibling. Although rapid charging capabilities go some way in addressing this, it remains a more practical option for drivers who make frequent short trips. Think delivery drivers roaming busy cities and towns, helping cut down on air pollution while enjoying the pleasant, quiet interior and smooth drive that the electric powertrain offers. Or perhaps, taxi drivers who shuttle its passengers back and forth within a small radius from the airport, or the family trip, plus all the kid’s friends, to a local sporting event every weekend.

If you’re looking for a large electric vehicle, either as a work van or 7-seater and typically undertake frequent shorter journeys, the e-NV200 offers a credible intro to the world of electric.