Nissan has truly been "on top" of EV production lately. The Nissan LEAF is the best-selling EV on the global market today. At the January 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Nissan unveiled a new EV, the e-NV200 concept multi-usage van. This new EV van actually features the same drivetrain as the LEAF and "previews a near-future production version of a full electric vehicle designed to provide businesses or families with flexible, roomy interior space, while achieving a dramatic CO2 footprint reduction,"1according to the company.
The concept may have appeared familiar to some visitors at the show, due to the fact that it's slated to begin service as an NYC taxi line beginning in late 2013. The company has also been doing multiple test runs in different countries and for various companies.
As for the Nissan LEAF, the company plans to up its production to at least twenty-thousand units for 2012 and to expand its availability to all fifty states. These new vehicles will be built by Nissan's manufacturing facility in Tennessee. One thing is for certain; since the Chevy Volt's battery recalls, the LEAF has taken the U.S. market by storm. Though, to be fair, it was ahead in the first place. No similar problematic incidents have been reported with the LEAF.
Stay tuned in here with Coon Rapids Nissan for more information about the new e-NV200 concept as it becomes available. In the meantime, feel free to browse our excellent selection of current new Nissan vehicles.
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