NIssan NV200

  • Nissan e-NV200 electric van on assembly line in Barcelona, Spain; production started in May 2014

    Nissan officially started production of its second electric vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200 small van, at its assembly plant in Barcelona, Spain. The battery-electric van blends the powertrain of a Nissan Leaf battery-electric hatchback, including its in-floor battery pack and electric motor driving the front wheels, with the tall body of the NV200 small van. DON'T MISS: Nissan e-NV200: Driving Nissan's Prototype Electric Minivan That vehicle is now sold only with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine in North America, supplied from a plant in Mexico. Barcelona, however, will be the sole assembly plant for...

  • Toyota Camry Hybrid NYC Taxi [Photo: Flickr user gomattolson]
    Will NYC Taxis End Up The Same Mix Of Hybrids As Any Other City?

    So what will New York City's next taxi be? As little as a week ago, you might have assumed that Nissan's NV200 'Taxi of Tomorrow' would become the dominant cab in NYC. That plan has now been curtailed, at least to some degree, by a state Supreme Court ruling that the city's plan to standardize its...

  • 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow
    NYC 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Rule Deemed Unlawful; Fatal Blow?

    The power to contract and compel medallion owners to purchase the Nissan NV200 from Nissan for 10 years does not exist in the City Charter. And with that sentence, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler ruled yesterday that New York City's plan to standardize its 14,000 medallion taxis is...

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    Could Small 2015 Chevy City Express Van Offer All-Electric Model?

    This morning, Chevrolet announced that in the fall of 2014, it will start selling a small commercial van called the City Express in the U.S. and Canada. That van will be provided by Nissan, which already sells it as the NV200, with the substitution of a Chevrolet grille and badges. All-electric...

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    Nissan Happy With eNV200 Electric Van Testing, Drivers Happy Too

    Regular readers may be familiar with the Nissan NV200 van, soon to be pressed into service in New York City as the much vaunted/maligned (delete as appropriate) "Taxi of Tomorrow". You may also be aware that Nissan is testing an electric version, the eNV200. It's currently in test fleets across the...

  • 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow
    Formerly Hybrid-Hating NYC Cab Owners Slam Taxi Of Tomorrow...Because It's Not Hybrid (Yet)

    New York cabbies love their hybrid taxis--they're far more efficient than previous taxi designs, and proving incredibly reliable too. But those hybrids are under threat from Nissan's NV200 'Taxi of Tomorrow'--van-turned-cab which won a contest to provide New York City with virtually all of its...

  • Nissan e-NV200 electric van prototype, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012

    Small delivery vans are a new category in the United States, but Nissan has big plans for its small NV200 delivery van--and among them are an all-electric version. The prototype Nissan e-NV200 electric minivan was one of several vehicles available to drive on the test track at Nissan's GranDrive facility in Oppama, Japan, part of its annual Advanced Technology Briefing for journalists. The NV200 minivan was designed from the outset for gasoline and electric power, and the electric version uses the Nissan Leaf hatchback's 24-kilowatt-hour battery pack and 80-kilowatt (110-hp) electric motor...

  • 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow
    Nissan's Taxi Of Tomorrow Could Kill Off NYC's Hybrid Taxis

    Just as London has its iconic black cabs, New York would be a distinctly different place without thousands of Ford Crown Victorias cruising its streets, in their distinctive yellow livery. Even so, the past decade has seen vehicles like the Ford Escape Hybrid becoming a popular yellow cab...

  • Nissan e-NV200
    Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Headed To U.S. For Testing

    Over the past year, we’ve seen quite a bit of Nissan’s e-NV200, an all-electric minivan, and its taxi-based variant. A cross between the gasoline NV2000, a minivan produced by Nissan in Europe and Japan to rival the Ford Transit, and the 2012 Nissan Leaf, we first heard about the...

  • Nissan e-NV 200 Concept electric minivan, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    Nissan Will Build Its Electric Van In Spain; NYC Taxis Next?

    Nissan announced yesterday that it would start building its e-NV 200 electric van in Spain next year The small van will be Nissan's second electric vehicle globally. It follows the Leaf compact electric hatchback, which went on sale in December 2010 as a 2011 model. First shown at this year's...

  • Nissan e-NV 200 Concept electric minivan, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    Nissan e-NV 200 Concept Electric Van: Detroit Auto Show Video

    It's a little confusing when a carmaker shows a concept vehicle derived from a product that it's going to sell but hasn't yet announced. Nonetheless, the Nissan e-NV 200 Concept at the Detroit Auto Show attracted its share of attention. With a Leaf-like charging port door on its nose, and Leaf...

  • Nissan e-NV 200 Concept electric minivan, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    Nissan e-NV 200 Concept Electric Minivan: NYC's Electric Taxi?

    The vehicle in the photos is blue, but imagine it in New York City taxicab yellow, complete with a black checkboard stripe and mismatched fonts in the logo. The Nissan e-NV 200 Concept electric minivan shown here could well be NYC's next taxi sometime toward the end of the decade. The vehicle it's...

  • Nissan's electric-powered e-NV200 concept.

    Okay, so an electric van isn't as exciting as a hybrid supercar like the Acura NSX concept, or even a fuel-efficient, sporty compact like the 2013 Dodge Dart - but it's still an important vehicle. That's because the regular Nissan NV200 is soon to be servicing New York City as the official replacement for the trusty Crown Vic. Nissan has been testing an electric variant for some time now, with examples under trial with the Japan Post Service and FedEx in London. The Nissan e-NV200 electric van concept has gone on display at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and more images have been released. The...

  • Nissan NV200 Electric Test Vehicle
    Nissan To Show Electric Van Concept At Detroit Auto Show

    As we count down the days to the Detroit Auto Show media preview (24 days from today), the announcements of new cars and concepts are now coming in regularly. Or should we say announcements of announcements? Evoking Honda's logo release yesterday, Nissan says it will show off an "innovative...

  • FedEx to use Nissan NV200 electric van in London
    Nissan, FedEx To Trial Nissan NV200 Electric Vans In London

    This time last year, the Nissan NV200 delivery van wouldn't have meant much to many of us, sold only in Japan and Europe as a rival to models like Ford's Transit. Since Nissan won a $1 billion contract to supply New York City with NV200s as taxis though, the vehicle will be much more familiar...

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    Nissan Doesn’t Just Make Electric Cars: It Makes Electric Trucks, Vans Too

    Nissan might be about to celebrate the end of one year selling its all-electric Leaf, but it isn’t just making passenger vehicles green: It’s electrifying its whole fleet. That was the message Nissan sent out last week when it unveiled a range of all-electric commercial plug-in vehicles...

  • Nissan NV200 Electric Test Vehicle
    Nissan Prepares NV200 Electric Minivan For Global Trials

    Nissan took the next step in its aim to become the world leader in electric vehicle technology yesterday with the announcement that it was starting a global test program for an all-electric minivan. Based on the versatile NV200 minivan platform currently popular in Europe and Japan with delivery...

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