Citing declining air quality levels across Europe, Nissan Europe's director of electric vehicles, Jean-Pierre Diernaz, said the e-NV200 taxis bring a huge benefit to residents as well as the drivers, "thanks to the ultra-low running costs only an electric car can offer. This scheme demonstrates that sustainable transportation is easy and affordable for everyone."
“Madrid and Barcelona (Tuesday 21st October) – The era of the 100% electric taxi has arrived to Spain’s two largest cities, as Nissan delivered its first 100% electric taxis to Madrid and Barcelona. The introduction the Nissan electric vehicles – the Nissan LEAF to Madrid’s taxi fleet, and the e-NV200 taxi for Barcelona – brings the option of quiet, zero-emission travel to these bustling city centres.”
“The Barcelona deliveries served as an important step in the execution of an agreement between Nissan, the City of Barcelona, and the Barcelona Metropolitan area which brings the Barcelona-built e-NV200 to the streets of the city where the revolutionary electric van is produced.”