Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor recently announced the start of series production of its all-new, fully-electric Nissan Townstar commercial van for the European market.
Based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s innovative CMF-C multi-energy platform, the Nissan Townstar electric van is the company’s first all-electric vehicle introduced for the European markets in a long time.
Series production of the EV is taking place at the Alliance center of excellence for small vans in Maubeuge, France. The aforementioned plant is also being used by Renault to produce the Kangoo Van E-TECH Electric.
As the new electric van is based on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-C multi-energy platform, it shares many of its specs with the Renault counterpart, including a 45-kWh battery (liquid cooled NMC 316 kg, 240-408 V pack) that is good for a range of up to 300 km (186 miles) on a single charge. It also comes equipped with a heat pump to decrease heating energy consumption. Nissan has indicated that the battery will come with an 8-year warranty for at least 70 per cent of its initial value.
For charging, the electric van has an 11-kW or 22-kW 3-phase onboard charger in addition to a CCS2 charging inlet for fast charging at up to 80 kW. It promises 15 to 80 per cent SOC in just 37 minutes, while 0-100 per cent SOC takes 2 hours and 25 minutes.
Emmanuelle Serazin, LCV & Corporate Sales Director for Nissan Europe, said in a statement that the beginning of series production of our all-new Townstar electric van was designed to meet the needs of customers and increasing demand for environment-friendly sustainable powertrain solutions.
In the newly released statement, Serazin said, “The class-leading range of our fully electric Townstar will help even more LCV owners discover the benefits of electrification while supporting the evolving environmental landscape of European cities.”
The list of other notable specs and features of the new electric van includes front-wheel drive, and 5AQ 60 electric motor that promises 90 kW of peak power and 245 Nm of torque. Shorter version of the van offers storage volume of up to 3.3 m3 for up to 600 kg of payload, while longer version offers storage volume of up to 4.9 m3 for up to 800 kg of payload. The all-electric Nissan Townstar will set the buyer back €34,000-€35,000, which is roughly 50 per cent more than in the case of the entry-level ICE version.