Nissan Shows Off e-NV200 Study at IAA in Hanover, Expands Cooperative Testing with FedEx

After a world premiere at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show in January, the Nissan e-NV200 pure-electric concept is now being displayed at this week’s 64th IAA Commercial Vehicle International Motor Show in Hanover, Germany.

Along with the regular concept finished in white, Nissan is also showcasing an example decorated with Nissan and FedEx graphics and logos as the two companies announced an expansion of their cooperative testing.

To prepare for the launch of the production version of the e-NV200 late next year, Nissan began working with FedEx Express since December 2011 to test the all-electric compact delivery vehicle in real world operations on the streets of London, UK, to help shape its development.

The test recently expanded to Yokohama, Japan, and now, Nissan and FedEx announced that proving tests will be newly expanded to more countries including Brazil, Singapore and the USA.

“Our on-going testing programme will build on this existing knowledge base and put the e-NV200 to the test in some of the world’s most challenging city environments,” said Nissan Corporate Vice President Hideto Murakami, head of the Global LCV Business Unit.

“The production e-NV200 will offer all the spaciousness, versatility and practicality of a traditionally-powered compact van, but with zero tailpipe emissions, near silent running and class-leading running costs,” he added.

The e-NV200 Concept shares its major drivetrain components with the LEAF. It is powered by an 80kW (107.2HP) synchronous motor that generates 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque with a lithium-ion battery providing the electric juice.

A quick charge capability allows users to recharge the battery of their vans to 80 percent capacity in around 30 minutes.

According to the Japanese automaker, the e-NV200 will also be able to harness the energy stored in its battery to power electric tools and equipment up to 6,000W.

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