Nissan e-NV200 van charging guide

nissan e-nv200 van ev charging guide
 

The Nissan e-NV200 is one of the key pure-electric LCVs on the market, featuring the same powertrain as the Nissan Leaf. As such, the e-NV200 has been upgraded during its time on sale, with an increase in driving range, and load capacity some of the improvements available.

Available either as a light commercial vehicle or as a car-based MPV, the Nissan e-NV200 can be rapid charged, and newer models have vehicle-to-grid charging capabilities.


Official WLTP Range

Nissan e-NV200 van
125 miles

Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia
124 miles

Real-world Range

Nissan e-NV200 van
113 miles

Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia
112 miles


How to charge a Nissan e-NV200 van

nissan e-nv200 van charging

The Nissan e-NV200 van uses two charging standards for its inlets – Type 1 and CHAdeMO. The Type 1 inlet is used when charging at home, work, or at public slow and fast AC points. The CHAdeMO inlet is used to carry high power during rapid DC charging from a CHAdeMO connector. The Nissan e-NV200’s inlets are found behind a flap in the centre of what would normally be a car’s grille.

The Nissan e-NV200 is able to be slow, fast, and rapid charged from public points, depending on network and type of charge unit. In most cases, slow charging requires a 3-pin-to-Type 1 cable, and fast charging a Type 2-to-Type 1 cable – both of which are usually supplied with the vehicle. For rapid charging, the CHAdeMO connector required is tethered to the charging unit.

 

Type 1 – Slow & FastCHAdeMO – Rapid
type1-connector
chademo

 

Charging on AC or DC requires the EV driver to plug the connectors into the correct inlet, after which 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 private home or workplace charge points, the vehicle then automatically starts charging.

On a public charger, an activation process is required to initiate charging. Depending on the network provider, this may require the use of an RFID card or smartphone app, often linked to an account which has been set up beforehand. Contactless pay-as-you-go units are relatively commonplace on newer charge points. Once activated, the units will conduct further connection and account checks before starting to charge the vehicle.


How long does it take to charge a Nissan e-NV200 van?

nissan e-nv200 van charging guide

The following table shows approximate times to charge a Nissan e-NV200 van. Times are for a 100% charge for all but rapid charging, which is quoted for 0-80% as most rapid chargers reduce or cut power well before 100% charge to protect the battery and maximise efficiency.

Note that the times shown are only a guide, as very rarely will an EV need to be fully charged from 0%. Other factors that might vary the charging time include ambient temperature, in-vehicle energy loads, any upper and lower charge restrictions to extend battery life and protect against potential damage, and charging rates slowing down as the maximum charge is reached.


Rapid 50kWFast 22kWFast 7kWSlow 3kW
40 mins
0-80%
6 hours
0-100%
6 hours
0-100%
13 hours
0-100%

 

The Nissan e-NV200 van is fitted with a 6.6 kW on-board charger for Type 1 AC charging, in addition to rapid 50 kW DC capability. This means that even when connected to a fast charger with a rated output above 6.6 kW, the e-NV200 will only be able to charge at it’s on-board charger capacity.

Use Zap-Map’s Home Charging Calculator to estimate charging times for a Nissan e-NV200 van The level of battery charge, connector speed, and on-board charger options can be tailored to your requirements for more accurate results.


How much does it cost to charge a Nissan e-NV200 van?

The table shown below shows estimates of the cost to charge the Nissan e-NV200 van’s 40 kWh battery at work (on a commercial tariff) or using a rapid charge point. Cost estimates are dependent on the charge remaining, usable battery capacity, and age of battery pack. Cost per mile is calculated using an estimate of real-world range.


TypeCost/kWhCost to chargeCost per mile
Work16 p/kWh£6.405.4 p/mile
Public Rapid30 p/kWh to 80% charge£9.6010.1 p/mile

Based on these figures, the Nissan e-NV200 van’s fuel costs are 5-10 p/mile based on real-world energy usage, the cost depending on the type of charging. In general, workplace charging provides the cheapest per mile cost and public rapid charging tends to be around double the cost.

To find the cost and times to charge an EV on a public charge point, Zap-Map’s Public Charging Calculator calculates charging costs for any new or used plug-in vehicle. The results can be personalised for different electricity costs and the level of charge required.

Charging a Nissan e-NV200 van at work

nissan e-nv200 work charging

Charging at work is often the most convenient and cost effective way to recharge an electric van. Government grants are available for the installation of workplace EV charge points, and a large number of companies offer a fully installed charge point for a fixed price.

Most workplace chargers are either rated at 7 kW or 22 kW. The higher powered units typically cost more than the slower 7 kW option, but potentially cut the time required to fully charge an EV by up to a third – model depending.


Charging a Nissan e-NV200 van on public networks

nissan e-nv200 van public charging

The UK has a large number of public EV charging networks, with some offering national coverage and others only found in a specific region. Major UK-wide networks include BP Chargemaster (Polar), Ecotricity, Pod Point, and Charge Your Car.

Payment and access methods across networks vary, with some providing an RFID card and others a smartphone app to use their services. While most require an account to be set up before use, an increasing number of rapid chargers with contactless PAYG card readers are being installed.

Although many EV charge points are free to use, the majority of fast and rapid charge points require payment. Tariffs tend to comprise a flat connection fee, a cost per charging time (pence per hour) and/or a cost per energy consumed (pence per kWh). For more information about network tariffs, visit Zap-Map’s public charge point networks guides.


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