Nissan NV200 electric

Nissan will be bringing two new vehicles to the 13th annual Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC Birmingham next month. Making their UK debuts are the London taxi and electric versions of the NV200 van.

The e-NV200 is the company’s first fully-electric van, and Nissan says it has won praise with fleet operators for zero CO2 emissions at the point of use. Its powertrain is based on that employed in the Nissan Leaf.

Unveiled last year, the NV200 London Taxi is the company’s┬ávision for the future of the iconic black cab (see its Big Apple equivalent here), and has been re-designed to fully comply with the host of TfL (Transport for London) Taxi Conditions of Fitness.

Nissan NV200 London taxi

Its Euro 5-compliant 89 hp 1.5 dCi engine, coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox, achieves 18.9 km per litre on the combined cycle and emits 138 grams of CO2 per km – both figures significantly improved over the London Taxi Company’s TX4 model.┬áThe vehicle comfortably seats five and can accommodate a wheelchair passenger.

Also attending the Commercial Vehicle Show are an entry-level version of the Navara pick-up (called the Navara Visia), Cabstar, NV200, NV200 Fridge, NV400 panel van and a Red Bull Formula 1 car.