The New Nissan EV For VIPs
From the game-changing 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 compact van the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer has created a new zero emission concept for VIP transportation – the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia VIP Concept.
The e-NV200 has been upgraded by designers to make a van perfect to transport VIPS. It also benefits from being zero emission meaning that the van can access all current and future clean air zones, as well as drive inside buildings for the ultimate in discreet convenience.
Behind the luxurious two tone exterior lies a sophisticated and spectacular interior. The seats come in a premium quality white leather with blue accents, which contrast with the black lower portion of the cabin – the trim and carpets are black with a piano black finish on the control surfaces. The top half of the cabin, including the headlining, window surrounds and pillar covers are also white to create a a spacious feel.
It has two ‘Club Class’ rear seats which come with integrated seat belts, armrests and extending leg rests.
The rear seats are positioned well behind the sliding doors which not only gives easy access to the passenger compartment it also extends legroom up to 670mm and could accommodate the tallest of passengers in incredible limousine-like comfort. Behind the seats there is ample room for luggage, making the e-NV200 VIP Concept ideal for business travelers at airport transfers.
The rear passengers can be entertained with the help of a 21.5 inch DSP monitor which can display movies or other images from a passenger’s digital device, such as a smart phone, tablet, or computer.
The central console between the rear seats incorporates controls for the monitor and room lights as well as a drinks fridge. The rear compartment is filled with diffused light from the large LED roof lamp, while each seat has an individual reading lamp.
The all electric e-NV200 also comes equipped with Nissan’s Smart Rear-View mirror, as recently introduced at 2014 Geneva Motor Show. This innovation enables clear visibility to the year under all conditions. The Smart Rear-View mirror is housed within the structure of the conventional rear view mirror, with a built in LCD monitor that can be activated in place of the conventional rear view mirror, with a built-in LCD monitor that can be activated in place of the conventional mirror.
The same 80kW AC synchronous electric motor and advanced 48-module lithium-ion battery developed for the LEAF, powers the e-NV200. This powertrain has proven to be superbly reliable, powering in excess of 135,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles globally, since the launch.
The driving range will be close to the homologated range of the standard production vehicle and can be easily and rapidly extended by using any of the over 1,200 Compatible quick chargers across Europe, just like the standard e-NV200.
“The e-NV200 Evalia is already an unprecedentedly quiet and comfortable vehicle, and this concept takes zero emission downtown transportation further, to a new level of serenity. The e-NV200 concept for VIPs is guaranteed to generate interest from luxury VIP operators,” said Dany Boulenger, Nissan’s Global Corporate Sales, Division General Manager.
“Based on demand some of its features could easily be offered as affordable aftermarket conversions,” he added.