By Andrew Ganz
Thursday, May 24th, 2012 @ 6:03 am
 
Nissan displayed the all-electric e-NV200 Concept at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year. At the time company executives said that the wedge-shaped people mover would enter production in the not-too-distant future.

Staying true to its word, Nissan has announced that it will begin production of the e-NV200 during the 2013 fiscal year. The van will be built in Barcelona, Spain, where Nissan has invested over €100 million ($125.7 million).

The Japanese automaker has not released any technical details about the production-bound e-NV200 but it will very likely use a drivetrain that is similar to the one that is found in the Leaf. It will be made up of a lithium-ion battery and an electric motor capable of sending over 200 foot-pounds of torque to the front wheels.

Nissan has not mentioned how many miles the e-NV200 will be able to drive on a full charge.

The no-emissions van will be offered in several configurations. Buyers will be able to pick between a passenger van fit for transporting families or a commercial van with welded-in rear windows best-suited for deliveries. It's likely that the e-NV200 will also be sold as a taxi cab since the standard gas-powered NV200 has been selected as the official taxicab of New York City.

A complete set of technical details about the e-NV200 will be available in the next couple of months.

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