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The electric Nissan with seven seats

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Nissan is to launch a seven-seat version of its e-NV200 electric van-based MPV.

Dubbed the world’s first pure electric seven seater, the model is being introduced according to Nissan in response to huge interest from fleet operators and larger families.

It will arrive in showrooms in the summer costing from £19,895 (incorporating the Government Plug-In Car Grant) for those who choose Nissan’s Flex battery leasing option, and from £23,400 (inc PiCG) bought outright.

Based on the electric powertrain of the Nissan Leaf, the e-NV200 is said to cost from just two pence per mile to run, with total cost of ownership estimated at £2,500 lower than a conventional diesel over three years.

The e-NV200 has a quoted range of 106 miles on a single charge, and can be recharged to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes.

In seven-seat form it adds two full-size seats at the rear, both of which can be folded and stowed.

With all three rows of seats in place the e-NV200 will still carry 870 litres of cargo, which should make it attractive to private hire operators. With the second row rolled forward and folded and the sixth and seventh seats folded to the side, 2.94 cubic metres is available for cargo.

With the arrival of the new version the e-NV200 will be available as a panel van, five or seven-seat Combi, or five or seven-seat Evalia – the last a new trim level that Nissan anticipates appealing to the likes of VIP transfer providers.

The Evalia offers the various comfort and luxury options of the Combi in one package, including such items as privacy glass and co-ordinated exterior detailing.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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