The Nissan e-NV200 Concept makes its world debut today at the 2012 North American Auto Show in Detroit. Based on the Nissan NV200 multi-usage vehicle, which is available in Japan, Europe and China, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept previews a near-future production version of a full electric vehicle.
It is designed to provide businesses or families with flexible, roomy interior space, while achieving CO2 footprint reduction.[ Also Read: Nissan Electric Vehicles to Use Solar Power ]
“The Nissan e-NV200 serves as further evidence of Nissan’s leadership position in the zero-emission automotive industry,” said Hideto Murakami, corporate vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “As a potential mass production vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept would also provide a reduction in operating costs compared to current internal combustion engine vehicles.”
The Nissan e-NV200 Concept combines a driving range similar to the Nissan LEAF with payload and cargo space similar to the current NV200. The production version would be targeted mainly at businesses, but also at private users or families in major regions.
The e-NV200 Concept interior features advanced telematics and a flat C-cluster display that resembles and responds to user input like a tablet computer.
The Nissan e-NV200 Concept will be on display, along with the new Nissan Pathfinder Concept, at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center from Jan. 14 – 22.