The Nissan e-NV200 was one of the first electric vans to go on sale, and for many years it was the only electric van to offer more space than the Renault Kangoo ZE. In later years with the 40kWh battery it also offered a maximum payload of 705kg compared to the 640kg maximum payload of the Kangoo ZE.
Interestingly, the e-NV200’s replacement, the Nissan Townstar Electric, is now based on the new Renault Kangoo E-Tech.
The Nissan Townstar Electric is priced from £29,945, with short or long wheelbase variants.
The short-wheelbase electric Townstar equipped with a 45kWh battery has a range of up to 183 miles WLTP combined, or up to 269 miles in the city cycle – which is an
improvement of more than 45% compared to the Nissan e-NV200.
The Townstar provides a payload of up to 600kg (SWB) or 800kg (LWB), with a maximum braked towing capacity of 1,500kg.
The line-up is comprised of four trim levels: Visia, Acenta, Tekna and Tekna+. The Townstar Electric will come with an 11kW (Visia grade) or 22kW AC (Acenta grade on) on-board charging system.
There will also be a DC rapid charging connector standard from Acenta grade, which can recharge the battery from 0% to 80% in just over 40 minutes.
Prices for all-electric short-wheelbase examples range up to £34,845 for a Tekna+ model. The long-wheelbase all-electric Townstar starts from £31,245 (Visia) and rises to £35,845 (Tekna+).
The Townstar offers features such as Intelligent Emergency Braking, Hands-Free Parking, Intelligent Cruise Control and Around View Monitor (AVM).
There’s a pan-European five-year or 100,000-mile warranty, in addition to the eight-year or 100,000 miles battery warranty for the EV version.
The official start of sales will be 1st December for the EV version, and pre-orders will open from 22nd August. All pricing excludes VAT and the plug-in vehicle grant (PiVG).