Electric Nissan Townstar now on sale

Replacing the Nissan e-NV200, all-electric versions of the Townstar van are now on sale here in the UK, delivering 183 miles of battery range


Nissan has announced that its compact Nissan Townstar range has now been bolstered by all-electric (EV) models, joining the petrol versions that have been available to order since October last year.

Originally scheduled for a December 2022 launch, the electric Townstar is the long-awaited replacement for the e-NV200 van, a successful van for Nissan’s commercial branch that was highly-regarded by UK reviewers for its competitive battery range and smooth driving experience, though it was criticised for its rather dated interior and tech.

The new EV is powered by a 45kWh battery and 90kW electric motor pairing that provides an output of 122hp and a promised maximum battery range of 183 miles – nine more miles than the retired e-NV200 could reportedly muster.

Both short- ‘L1’ and long-wheelbase ‘L2’ options will be on offer – the former can carry a payload of 600kg (3.3 cubic metres of load space), and the latter has a maximum payload weight of 800kg (4.3 cubic metres of load space). Both have enough load space to fit two Euro pallets, and both offer a towing capacity of 1,500kg.

Nissan labels the electric Townstar as its “most comprehensive LCV offering to date”, pointing to its extensive list of on-board technology that is available across the range. However, most of these technology features are reserved for higher trim grades.

Key trim level features

Entry-level ‘Visia’ (from £30,845)

  • 180-degree rear doors
  • Air conditioning
  • LED headlights
  • Electrically adjustable & heated wing mirrors
  • Automatic headlights & wipers
  • DAB audio system with bluetooth
  • 11kW AC on-board charger

‘Acenta’ (from £32,395)

  • All features of ‘Visia’ trim that are not replaced
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic climate control
  • 8-inch infotainment console with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 22kW AC on-board charger
  • 80kW DC rapid charger
  • Electronic parking brake
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED lightning in load area

‘Tekna’ (from £33,695)

  • All features of ‘Visia’ and ‘Acenta’ trims that are not replaced
  • Front, rear & side parking sensors
  • Keyless entry & start-up
  • Infotainment console navigation software
  • Rear camera
  • Smartphone holder

Range-topping ‘Tekna+’ (from £35,745)

  • All features of other trims that are not replaced
  • 360-degree surround view camera
  • Semi-autonomous parking assistance
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Intelligent cruise control
  • Lane keeping assistance
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Driver attention alert
  • Heated leather steering wheel

Four trims are now available, with prices starting at just under £31k for the entry-level ‘Visia’ trim in an ‘L1’ wheelbase configuration. While petrol versions will come with a five-year warranty as standard, this is increased to eight years of coverage for an all-electric purchase.

Sean Rees
Sean Rees
Sean is the Deputy Editor at The Van Expert. A enthusiastic fan of motorsport and all things automotive, he is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association, and is now focused on helping those in van-buying need with independent and impartial advice.

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