Nissan says that it is future proofs its last-mile delivery operations with their all-new, enlarged and all-electric e-NV200 XL Voltia van. Nissan Ireland hopes to be in a position to offer this new version towards the end of this year.
The electric van for urban deliveries, the e-NV200 XL Voltia is a highly versatile conversion of the trusted electric Nissan e-NV200 van. The new model is already the zero-emissions vehicle of choice for many major last-mile delivery suppliers across Europe.
The e-NV200 is cementing its reputation as the ideal vehicle for urban deliveries where operators and residents appreciate its near-silent and zero emission operation.
“Despite tougher emissions standards and restricted access in cities, demand for urban last-mile delivery isn’t slowing down. Businesses – large and small – need to remain competitive and find a solution to optimise their operations,” said Manuel Burdiel, General Manager Europe, LCV Sales and Business Development.
Broadening the diversity of the e-NV200 model family, the e-NV200 XL Voltia offers a compact body and sizeable cargo capacity. With a load space of 8m3, the new model expands the standard e-NV200’s competitive load space by 90 per cent. This allows businesses to complete fewer trips on each delivery round, allowing them to streamline operations and save time.
The newest member of the e-NV200 family is designed with versatility and practicality in mind. Combining an elongated load bay with an expansive roof space, the 8m3 van allows drivers to load cargo easily, with standing room ensuring they remain comfortable on the job. Nissan says that the van is highly manoeuvrable on the road, too, with an optimised turning circle making it an ideal solution for urban roads.
The e-NV200 XL Voltia also benefits from technology inspired by the Nissan LEAF’s tried-and-tested powertrain. The model is equipped with Nissan’s highly capable 40kWh battery and an on-board CHAdeMO charger for rapid DC charging capability – making it the perfect solution for flexible urban delivery.
Alongside the efficient powertrain, intelligent energy management technology enhances the e-NV200 XL Voltia’s sustainability credentials even further. B mode optimises regenerative braking to recharge the battery on the move, whilst ECO mode manages power output to conserve battery capacity. When used together, both technologies maximise range to help drivers go longer on each delivery.
“Every aspect of the Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia is designed to tackle these ongoing challenges. The efficient zero-emission powertrain, compact body and versatile cargo space allow businesses to make last-mile delivery less time-intensive and more sustainable,” said Manuel Burdiel, General Manager Europe, LCV Sales and Business Development.
The Nissan e-NV200 has enjoyed widespread popularity since its launch in 2014, with 42,000 units produced– almost 10,000 sold across Europe in 2019 alone. Nissan says that this supports their commitment to reduce urban emissions from commercial operations.