The EU automotive safety assessors released the results of their safety tests for the e-NV200 electric van – overall, it received a 3 star rating.
Considering the electric van has the same powertrain as the Nissan LEAF, the e-NV200 fell 2 stars short of the LEAF’s top rating of 5 stars.
Since the LEAF was tested in 2012, however, the Euro NCAP has tightened its criteria. A statement from Nissan insisted a 3-star rating “is a competitive result in terms of industry safety standards and within the commercial van segment.” Nissan also stated that “features such as enhanced body strength assure a good level of occupant safety. Nissan welcomes the work of Euro NCAP to educate and inform customers.Safety is the highest priority across our passenger vehicle and LCV line-up, reflected in the continued development and application of our advanced safety technologies.”
Although electronic stability control is standard, Euro NCAP docked big points for lack of a lane departure and autonomous system, and lack of rear seatbelt reminders.
The electric NV200 can travel up to 106 miles on a full charge (on the NEDC test cycle).
Pricing in the UK starts at £13,393 with the 20%/£8k plug-in van grant applied on a 6k £61 a month battery lease or £17,855 for the five seat combi.
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