Nissan has taken the wraps off the 2014 e-NV200 commercial vehicle ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Based on the e-NV200 concept that was unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the production version of the electric van will become available next year.
Interior pictures were not released but Nissan says the e-NV200 will have an advanced telematics system and a rear power supply that can be used to provided power for outdoor events or emergency situations.
Compared to the regular NV200, the e-NV200 sports a heavily modified front fascia, which includes bluish front and rear lighting units, and a Leaf-type charge-port cover instead of an upper grille. The interior is fitted with a dedicated and futuristic instrument cluster that looks a lot different from the standard NV200’s. Remember, however, that this is a concept car, and when the e-NV200 sees production, its cockpit might look closer to that of the gasoline-powered version.
The e-NV200 is the second vehicle to be introduced to Nissan's line-up of zero-emission vehicles. The new electric light commercial vehicle is based on the award-winning NV200 van, which is also built in Barcelona . The new zero emission model combines the architecture of the NV200 wîth the electric drivetrain from the world's best selling electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF. The resulting vehicle has been engineered to have its own unique character and appearance, while retaining the class leading load space of the combustion engined van.