By Steve & Tamami Laser
Way back in 2014, following its success with the Leaf, Nissan launched the all-electric e-NV200 van. Since then, more than 30,000 units have been sold in Europe. Also available in Japan, e-NV200 is offered as a light commercial vehicle, along with passenger van models.
With an unlimited array of conversion possibilities for businesses and personal use, Nissan has rolled out clever e-NV200 concept vehicles, including the Ultimate Smart BBQ and the All-Electric Ice Cream Van. The new e-NV200 Winter Camper (above), is Nissan’s latest concept for “sustainable adventuring” in the great outdoors.
Dubbed the “Nissan Camper Technology Luxury Kit,” the conversion transforms the standard e-NV200 van, or Evalia passenger model, with an array of accessories, plus a host of bespoke features, designed to help maximize comfort and versatility in the wild.
This video, from the Nissan Europe YouTube channel, offers a closer look at the new all-electric e-NV200 Winter Camper concept. (video: Nissan)
“Imbued with the essence of adventure and thrilling electrified power, the Nissan e-NV200 Winter Camper concept van is an optimistic expression of the future of zero-emissions mobility,” said Dmitry Busurkin, Corporate Sales & LCV General Manager, Nissan Europe. “This vision, and the innovative set of accessories available with the standard e-NV200 models, will get drivers and outdoor enthusiasts alike excited for the adventures we’re all craving in the future.”
On the outside, the e-NV200 Winter Camper gains off-road tires, an increased ride height, and twin spotlights mounted to a reinforced steel bar. Nissan Original Accessories include front and rear mudguards, door-entry guards, side bars and rubber mats.
There’s an on-board 220V power pack said to be rechargeable with roof-mounted solar panels. Meanwhile, adventure seekers can relax in the comfortable camper with an integrated functioning kitchen, refrigerator, folding beds, and insulated glass. We also notice the addition of a pop-up roof to increase headroom inside the van when parked.
Nissan says the camper’s electric powertrain, based on the e-NV200 Combi/Evalia, includes an optimized blend of power and range, providing instant torque and acceleration, along with B-mode for enhanced regenerative braking and Eco-mode for efficient power consumption.
Extended Range Nissan e-NV200 Production Models
The all-electric e-NV200 regular production cargo and passenger van models feature extended range with a 40kWh battery.
Nissan said this allows customers to drive up to 301km* (city WLTP cycle) on a single charge. This represents an increase of more than 60 percent compared to the previous generation, which was fitted with a 24kWh battery.
While the e-NV200 continues on our wish list, there’s little chance it will come to America. We are looking forward to Nissan’s next EV, with the launch of the all-new Ariya EV crossover, expected later this year.
For more information on the e-NV200 visit Nissan UK
Note: The e-NV200 Winter Camper is a concept vehicle. Regular production e-NV200 model features, specs, and accessories, offered in select European markets and Japan, are subject to availability and change without notice.
*Stated range is based on Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Range figures are obtained from laboratory testing and intending for comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect real driving results. Actual range may vary due to driving style, road condition, air conditioning, and other factors
News sources, photos and video courtesy of Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd., Nissan Iberia, SA, Nissan International, SA, and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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