The long-anticipated Nissan e-NV200 electric van will finally go on sale in Japan this October, before an anticipated global rollout. Using the same drivetrain as the Nissan Leaf but boasting a lot more cargo room, the e-NV200 is Nissan’s first attempt at an electric commercial vehicle.
Combining the electric drivetrain of the Leaf with the utility body of the NV200 was a no brainer for Nissan, but it also wasn’t easy. Despite pulling parts from two existing vehicles, the Nissan e-NV200 still requires about 30% unique parts to make it work. This includes a unique hydraulic brake system that improves regenerative braking, and the ability to manually set the batter level to ensure that electric van has enough juice for the ride home.