e-NV200 nears mass production after successful prototype testing

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The Nissan e-NV200 is set to cement the company's position as one of the global leaders in zero-emission mobility when production starts in 2013 financial year.

Although still officially a concept vehicle, the e-NV200 panel van being given its world premiere at the Hanover Motor Show gives a clear indication of the the technical make-up of the final production vehicle.

Despite its compact overall dimensions, e-NV200 will have load volume of 4.2m3 with the capability of carrying two standard Euro pallets between the rear wheel arches while the 2m cargo length means it can carry 20 standard Euro boxes.

Silent, zero-emission power is supplied by a lithium-ion battery made up of 48 compact modules and a highly responsive 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 280Nm of torque. The motor delivers all that torque from a standstill, providing instant acceleration and smooth running.

The prototype testing, which started in 2011, will continue through 2013. As well as a panel van, e-NV200 will be available as a passenger-carrying combi and as the family-oriented seven seat Evalia.

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