Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Nissan launches long wheelbase electric Townstar

Nissan Ireland has not yet introduced the all-new Nissan Townstar Van here, citing that it’s experiencing significant supply challenges for commercial vehicles. This is easing and we should see the new Townstar range in the second-half of the year.

Meanwhile, Nissan Europe has announced the launch of the L2 (long wheelbase) version to the Townstar range – it has been added to its LCV line-up in Europe. The Townstar will be available in both fully electric and petrol powertrains.

The electric Townstar Van L2 promises to delivers great benefits to city-based SMEs, with its claimed high urban cycle range of up to 389 kilometres, while its total promised combined range is up to 275 kilometres.

Nissan says that with increased cargo capacity and length likened to that of a mid-size van, the Nissan Townstar van L2 redefines the concept of a small van to offer a new experience and versatility.

It adds that while boasting all the innovative features of the standard Townstar van, the new model goes a step further to meet the evolving needs of small and medium enterprise (SME) owners, fleet companies and municipalities who require a versatile and efficient transportation solution.

“Poised by the success of the Nissan Townstar Van, we decided to innovate, explore and go even further. With a significantly higher cargo capacity, remarkable payload, impressive towing capacity and increased length, the Townstar L2 has most of the traits of a mid-sized EV van – but at a small van price! This will appeal hugely to SME customers, municipalities and beyond,” said Nicolas Tschann, LCV director, Nissan Europe.

The Nissan Townstar Van L2 boasts an increased length of 4910mm – close to that of a mid-sized van. This length allows for a wider side door of 831mm, ensuring customers can load one Euro pallet, and giving greater versatility in terms of loading options to other competitors.

Nissan Europe states that this increased length, combined with its loading capabilities, set it apart from other small vans in the market. The cargo capacity is 4.3m³, representing a significant increase on the L1’s capacity of 3.3m³, while still matching the two Euro pallet capabilities and adding additional space.

Moreover, the payload of the new model is up to 800kg, thanks to revised rear suspension, while the impressive maximum towing capacity of 1,500kg remains the same.

The all-electric Townstar comes with a 45kWh battery that allows both AC (11/22 kW) or DC charging (up to 80kW); and offers 245Nm of torque from its 90kW motor. The zero-emission nature of the model also allows drivers to comply with potential or existing emissions restrictions legislation introduced for urban areas across the market.

Nissan says that the Townstar Van L2 embodies Nissan’s continued commitment to electrification. With roughly 50 per cent of the small van segment expected to be electric by the end of the decade, the Nissan Townstar EV Van L2 has been introduced in anticipation of meeting the demands of an ever-growing segment.

It adds that the Townstar Van L2 is also equipped with an array of active and passive safety features common in most Nissan models, designed to give drivers and passengers extra peace of mind.