Nissan has expanded its zero-emission light commercial vehicle offering across Europe with the new e-NV200 XL Voltia van.
Developed in partnership with conversion expert Voltia, the new model offers an 8m3 cargo capacity – twice the load capacity of the standard e-NV200 and enabling businesses to complete fewer trips and streamline operations. Versatility and practicality are added to with easy rear-door access and standing room in the cargo bay.
Also featuring an optimised turning circle to enhance manoeuvrability, the larger-capacity electric van is aimed at urban operations across Europe, helping fleets comply with increased operating restrictions; it’s already been tested in Paris and London where its eco and cost benefits have been proven.
“Despite tougher emissions standards and restricted access in cities, demand for urban last-mile delivery isn’t slowing down. Businesses – large and small – need to remain competitive and find a solution to optimise their operations,” said Manuel Burdiel, general manager Europe, LCV sales and business development.
The electric powertrain draws on technology already seen in the Nissan Leaf and is equipped with a 40kWh battery and an on-board CHAdeMO charger for rapid DC charging capability.
It also features intelligent energy management technology, providing a B mode to optimise regenerative braking to recharge the battery on the move, whilst the ECO mode manages power output to conserve battery capacity. The technologies can be used together to maximise range.
The vans will be produced in three European countries in partnership with a network of manufacturing partners. Gruau will oversee production in the French Laval for Western Europe, whilst the Bevan Group in Wednesbury will facilitate manufacturing for the British Isles and Ireland, as announced in January. Hollen in Trnava, Slovakia, will assume responsibility over production for Central and Eastern Europe. In total, the facilities are able to produce up to 10,000 units for deployment across Europe.
“Partnering with a global automaker like Nissan truly reinforces the quality of our vehicles,” explained Juraj Ulehla, managing director of Voltia. “Our collaborative efforts reinforce our shared view that evolving the LCV segment will be crucial for facilitating cost-effective and sustainable end-to-end delivery, for large and small businesses alike.”