Nissan launch Townstar electric van with ‘class-leading range’
Priced from £28,400, the commercial vehicle boasts a claimed to deliver up to 183 miles
Nissan has launched a new electric van which is said to boast a class-leading range from its 45kWh battery.
Dubbed the Townstar EV, the van claims to provide up to 183 miles (WLTP combined), a 10 mile increase from rivals such as the Fiat E-Doblo, and a 6 mile increase from the Mercedes eCitan.
Replacing the previous e-NV200, the Townstar has a more powerful electric motor then its predecessor, making 120 bhp.
When connected to a 75kW DC rapid charger, Nissan says the Townstar's battery can charge from 0-80 percent in slightly over 40 minutes. The van can also charge using both 11kW and 22kW AC charging, but the latter is an optional system.
The van has a payload of between 600 and 800 kg, and can support a towing capacity of up to 1,500 kg, depending on specifications. The van also provides between 3.3 to 4.3 cubic metres of cargo carrying capacity.
Onboard tech includes blind spot warning, hands-free parking, active cruise control, intelligent emergency braking and a 360 degree marking camera.
The interior of the Townstar includes a 10-inch digital instrument panel and an eight-inch infotainment system, which has been taken from the Qashqai SUV.
The infotainment system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, though wireless smartphone charging can be selected on the options list.
Starting from £28,400, the order books are open, and deliveries are expected to commence in August.