Manufacturing & Parts news


Subscribe to industry newsletters

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
Manufacturing & Parts news

Nissan announces electric van production from 2013

25 May 2012 11:08
BARCELONA: Nissan Motor Co. announced on Wednesday (23 May 2012) it will launch global production of an all-electric van, the e-NV200, as early as next year in the Spanish city of Barcelona, creating 700 jobs.
Nissan announces electric van production from 2013The Japanese carmaker said it would invest 100 million euros ($126 million) in Spain to start production in its 2013 financial year at its Barcelona plant, which already makes the fuel-powered NV200.

"The e-NV200 represents a genuine breakthrough in commercial vehicles and further underlines Nissan's leadership within the electric vehicle segment," executive vice president Andy Palmer told reporters at the plant.

The new model is Nissan's second all-electric vehicle after the LEAF passenger car and the manufacturer said it expected to create 700 jobs at the plant and among local suppliers.

Barcelona will supply the e-NV200 to the global market, said the Yokohama, Japan-based firm.

Nissan said range and performance would be similar to that of the LEAF, which boasts a top speed of over 145 kph (90mph) and range of 175 kilometres (109 miles) per full charge with the air conditioning off.

The carmaker said an electric prototype of the NV200 was being evaluated in Europe and trials would continue in the coming months to get "real-world feedback from the most demanding usage".

Nissan employs 4,800 people in three production centres in Spain: Barcelona in the northeast, Avila in the centre and Cantabria in the north, making all-terrain vehicles, vans and lorries.

Though Spain has no national car manufacturer of its own -- SEAT is owned by Germany's Volkswagen Group -- Spain is the second largest car producer in Europe behind Germany and 90 percent of output is for export.

Source: AFP


SOURCE

I-Net Bridge
For more than two decades, I-Net Bridge has been one of South Africa’s preferred electronic providers of innovative solutions, data of the highest calibre, reliable platforms and excellent supporting systems. Our products include workstations, web applications and data feeds packaged with in-depth news and powerful analytical tools empowering clients to make meaningful decisions.

We pride ourselves on our wide variety of in-house skills, encompassing multiple platforms and applications. These skills enable us to not only function as a first class facility, but also design, implement and support all our client needs at a level that confirms I-Net Bridge a leader in its field.
Go to: http://www.inet.co.za
    
 
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This Message Board accepts no liability of legal consequences that arise from the Message Boards (e.g. defamation, slander, or other such crimes). All posted messages are the sole property of their respective authors. The maintainer does retain the right to remove any message posts for whatever reasons. People that post messages to this forum are not to libel/slander nor in any other way depict a company, entity, individual(s), or service in a false light; should they do so, the legal consequences are theirs alone. Bizcommunity.com will disclose authors' IP addresses to authorities if compelled to do so by a court of law.

News