Nissan’s e-NV200 is unusual in the EV market place as it is available as both an MPV and a van. Useful as a light commercial vehicle for localised operations, the e-NV200 in Combi or Evalia specification means that the Nissan becomes a spacious people carrier and cheap-to-run taxi. Using the same powertrain and battery combination as the Leaf 24 kWh, the e-NV200 has an official range of 106 miles, with 85 miles a more realistic aim in real-world driving conditions.
The e-NV200 MPV is eligible for a Category 1 PiCG with up to £4,500 off the cost of the car. When bought as a van though, the e-NV200 can get 20% off the cost of the LCV, up to a maximum of £8,000. Both personal and commercial use vehicles are likely to be eligible for a grant towards charging points, with the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme or Workplace Charging Scheme available depending on conditions.
Find out more in the below Zap-Map Nissan e-NV200 charging guide.
Nissan e-NV200 Range
Official NEDC Range
Nissan e-NV200106 miles
Nissan e-NV20085 miles
Nissan e-NV200 Charging inlets
The Nissan e-NV200 uses two charging standards for its inlets. The two sockets on the vehicle available to use with charge point connectors or cables are Type 1 and CHAdeMO. The first deals with slow and fast charging, while CHAdeMO inlets only deal with rapid charge points.
|Type 1 – Slow & Fast||CHAdeMO – Rapid|
Nissan e-NV200 Charging times
Below is a table showing approximately how long it will take to charge a Nissan e-NV200, fitted with the optional 6.6 kW on-board charger. Times are for a 100% charge for all but rapid charging, which is quoted at the usual 0-80%.
It is worth noting that these times are only a guide as very rarely will an EV driver want to charge from 0%, preferring instead to keep some battery charge in hand. Other factors that might vary the charging time – either reducing it or extending the time taken – include the issue of battery capacities having upper and lower charge restrictions to extend battery life and protect against potential damage, and charging rates slowing down as maximum charge approaches.
The Nissan e-NV200 is fitted with a 3.3 kW on-board charger as standard, for all applications apart from Rapid 50 kW DC. Often the optional 6.6 kW on-board charger is fitted though to make greater use of public charger points. This means that even when connected to a fast charger with a higher maximum output, the Nissan e-NV200 will only be able to accept up to either 3.3 kW or 6.6 kW, depending on specification.
Times below are calculated using the optional 6.6 kW on-board charger. For models where the standard on-board charger is fitted, the fast times below need to be doubled.
|Rapid 50kW||Fast 22kW||Fast 7kW||Slow 3kW|
|25 mins - 0-80%||3.5 hours - 0-100%||3.5 hours - 0-100%||8 hours - 0-100%|
Use Zap-Map’s Home Charging Calculator to estimate charging times for a Nissan e-NV200. The level of battery charge, connector speed, and on-board charger options for any new or used EV available to buy in the UK can be tailored to your requirements for more accurate results.
How much does it cost to charge a Nissan e-NV200?
The table below shows a high level estimate of the cost to charge the Nissan e-NV200’s 24 kW battery pack at home or where a charge is made on the rapid charge network – many public points are free.
|Type||Cost/kWh||Cost to charge*||Cost per mile^||Home||14p/kWh||£3.36||3.9 p/mile||Public Rapid||30p/kWh to 80% charge||£5.76||6.8 p/mile|
* Approximate cost to charge a Nissan e-NV200 from 0% to 100%. Actual cost dependent on charge remaining, usable battery capacity, and age of battery pack.
^ Cost per mile calculated on real-world range for a more accurate figure than one based on official figures.
Head to Zap-Map’s Public Charging Calculator to discover charging times and costs for charging an EV on the public network – and select the Nissan e-NV200 for details on this model. The level of battery charge, connector speed, and on-board charger options for any new or used EV available to buy in the UK can be tailored to your requirements for more accurate results.
Nissan states that the e-NV200 will cost as little as 2p per mile to run, though that’s with a number of variables in your favour. Expect a cost of 4p-8p per mile for a more accurate real world cost, presuming that the majority of charging is done at home. Prices for a full charge are almost a worst case scenario, with very few drivers leaving their Nissan e-NV200 to get down to 0% charge before plugging in.
According to a Zap-Map survey, more than 80% of EV drivers charge their car at home, making it an important aspect of owning an electric vehicle. The most common level of charge for an EV to get down to before being charged at a public point is 21%-30%, with 60% of drivers surveyed starting charging between 11% and 40%. Only 11% of drivers regularly see a charge of 0%-10% before they start charging.
Charging a Nissan e-NV200 on public networksThe Nissan e-NV200 is able to be fast and rapid charged from public points, depending on network coverage. Fast charging will require a Type 1-to-Type 2 cable, often supplied with the vehicle. Rapid charging uses a CHAdeMO connector which is tethered to the charge point.
Costs vary network to network, but you can find out more by clicking on the button below, taking you to Zap-Map’s public network pages.
Charging a Nissan e-NV200 at home
Buying a Nissan e-NV200 will likely entitle you to an Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant. This will give you up to £500 off the cost of a fully installed charge point at home. Certain criteria need to be met, and off-street parking needs to be available too.
Costs vary depending on installer and charge point chosen, though you can find out more information by clicking on the button below.
Customers don’t have to buy a charge point from these suppliers, but it means the process will be a little more streamlined, and organising an installation can be started at the dealership. It might be worth shopping about beforehand though so you know what products and prices are on the market.
How to charge a Nissan e-NV200
The Nissan e-NV200 is available with two charging standards – both found behind a flap in the centre of what would normally be a car’s grille.
The right-hand socket is for the Type 1 connector, which is for the leads used when charging at home or in public. This cable will have a Type 1 connector at one end to plug in to the e-NV200, and either a typical three-pin plug for any UK mains socket, or a Type 2 connector at the other.
This Type 2 connector is used for home charge units and public charge points as the standard across the UK and Europe, allowing drivers to access charge points on the move.
The left-hand socket is for the rapid charger CHAdeMO connector. This will be tethered to the rapid charger units so you don’t need to take the cable around with you.
Charging using either socket requires the user to simply plug the connectors into the correct port, before the car then ‘talks’ to the charging unit to make sure there is a power supply, that there are no faults, and that it is safe to start charging. If charging at home or at some work place charge points, there is no further need to activate the charging process.
In public though, there will usually be an activation process needed. Depending on the charge point provider, this will usually be an RFID card or smartphone app, often linked to an account you have already set up. Once activated, the car and charge point will have the same ‘conversation’ as when plugged in at home, before starting the charging process.