Nissan to Build Electric Van in 2013
The Leafy-looking high-top van will likely go on sale in the U.S.
The NV200, a stubby, high-top compact van chosen by the city last year to be its official taxi, is typical of the slim-bodied vans used by families and businesses in Japan. The electric e-NV200, sporting a Leaf-like nose, will offer "similar performance" and range to the Leaf but with dual sliding doors.
Nissan said it has several prototypes running around Europe, but would not confirm if the electric van would come to the U.S. Considering that Ford is now selling the Transit Connect Electric, which has a range between 50 to 80 miles, Nissan will probably jump at the chance.
Inside, the 5-passenger van features what appears to be a touch-capacitive dash, compared with the Leaf's squarer panel with plastic buttons on U.S. models. The seats also appear to be mounted high above the floor, likely to accommodate the battery pack (as the Leaf does) in front. Nissan did not provide further specifications, production volumes or prices.
This is such a smart move for Nissan. NYC should offer them as Taxis.
Can you imagine all of the Taxis in NYC being Polution Free!!!
HMMM; how about all the taxis in the world????
Then there are the UPS trucks???
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