The company said the e-NV200, is a zero-emission commercial van, can drive 190km on a full charge, and doubles as an onboard power source to supply emergency lighting or power to an outside unit.
Nissan was the first company in the world to sell a mass-produced electric passenger vehicle, the Leaf, in 2010.
According to the company, the e-NV200 comes with five or seven seats and will go on sale in some European countries before its launch in Japan in October. Prices start at ¥3.88m, although Nissan said retail prices could be lower after accounting for government subsidies on green-vehicle sales.
The van can be fully recharged in eight hours or to 80% of its battery capacity in half an hour using a separate quick-charging system.
Nissan said it hoped to log monthly sales of 200 units in Japan for its electric van, a modest target after Leaf sold just 115,000 units globally since its launch nearly four years ago.
Japan's second largest car manufacturer has plans to release an electric vehicle for the Chinese market, but demand has been disappointing so far because of the short driving range, high prices and a lack of re-charging infrastructure.
Source: AFP via I-Net Bridge
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