Nissan Opens Up Commercial Sector to Green Driving
Automakers are some of the largest champions of eco-friendly practices. With a wide variety of ever-evolving green technology, mainstream hybrid vehicles have transformed the average driver's role in bettering our environment. But here's the problem: not everyone is an "average" driver. Think about all the commercial vehicle operators and truck drivers who don't use the typical car. Nissan thought about them. And the conscientious automaker decided to open up this sector to a whole new world of low emissions driving with the Nissan e-NV200.
Released as a concept model at the recent auto show in Detroit, the e-NV200 is a fusion of Nissan LEAF technology in the body of an NV200 van. This means that the model gets the 73-mile driving range of mother LEAF and retains all the same 145-cubic-feet cargo space of father NV200. A perfect offspring? Bay Ridge Nissan sure thinks so.
While the e-NV200 largely attracts businesses with commercial driving needs, we believe that the model has room for family appeal as well. After all, its NV200 sibling recently took on the role of shuttling around city-dwellers as New York City's official taxi cab of the future. Unlike its kin, however, the new electric van concept boasts zero emissions and consists of a 48-module lithium-ion battery powering an 80-KW motor. In addition, the concept contains a dash-mounted, large-screen panel that operates similar to a computer and allows the driver to control vehicle functions including navigation, radio and climate.
Consumers can expect to see the Nissan e-NV200 arriving at lots such as Bay Ridge Nissan at 6501 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11220 sometime within the next few years. Though the automaker hasn't released exact production dates, the all-electric van has begun testing the roads via commercial businesses like FedEx. To follow the models progression and to learn about other game-changing new Nissan vehicles, simply stay tuned to our Toyota blog or contact us online with inquiries.