Nissan e-NV200 Tested for Possible Launch in U.S. | Edmunds

Nissan e-NV200 Tested for Possible Launch in U.S.


Just the Facts:
  • The Nissan e-NV200 is undergoing a six-week trial in Portland, Oregon to determine the viability of a Nissan electric commercial vehicle in the U.S. market.
  • Oregon was selected because it has been a top five market for Nissan Leaf sales in the U.S.
  • No timetable for a decision on whether the Nissan e-NV200 will be sold in the U.S. was spelled out.

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Nissan e-NV200 is undergoing a six-week trial in Portland, Oregon to determine the viability of a Nissan electric commercial vehicle in the U.S. market, the automaker announced on Thursday.

Oregon was selected because it has been a top five market for Nissan Leaf sales in the U.S.

"If we determine that e-NV200 fits into the U.S. commercial vehicle market, we expect that Portland would be a leading driver for sales as well," said Toby Perry, Nissan's director of EV marketing in the U.S., in a statement.

No timetable for a decision on whether the Nissan e-NV200 will be sold in the U.S. was spelled out.

The six-week trial is being done in collaboration with Portland General Electric, which has assigned the e-NV200 into its fleet of vehicles with an underground crew, replacing a larger, diesel-powered van.

Nissan said companies replacing gas-powered vehicles with electric vehicles could "enjoy a substantial reduction in operating costs and vehicle maintenance, while lowering their vehicle emissions footprint."

The e-NV200 is the second electric vehicle that Nissan is offering in certain global markets, including Europe and Japan.

Edmunds says: Commercial vehicle shoppers should not put their plans on hold at this point. But they should be aware that they may have an electrical alternative from Nissan in the future.

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