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Nissan to built new small electric van for Europe

Nissan has confirmed plans to build a new range of small vans for Europe, including a new electric model.

The new range of commercial vehicles will be built on a shared platform from the Renault-Nissan alliance.

Although naming and detailed product information will be released closer to the launch date, Nissan has confirmed the range will include all-electric and internal combustion engine options, as well as commercial and passenger vehicle variants, with various size combinations.

Like the current Nissan NV250 van, which has been manufactured at the Renault Maubeuge plant in France since 2019, the next-generation model will be built on an Alliance platform alongside the next-generation Renault Kangoo.

The allocation of the next-generation of Nissan small vans to Maubeuge plant means that in the future, all of Nissan’s vans for European customers will be manufactured in France.

The next-generation all-electric van will continue the success of the Nissan e-NV200, which was the first all-electric commercial vehicle for the mass market when it launched in 2014.

Nissan’s chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta said: “Manufacturing our future products together with our Alliance partner brings competitive advantages for both companies and is another example of our win-win strategy.

“While it is too early to give any detailed product information, our customers can be sure they will have a strong Nissan identity and continue our mission of making the all-electric driving experience a viable option for everyone.”