Barcelona to use Nissan’s electric NV200 taxi & goods delivery vehicle

September 17th, 2013 by Nissan Motor Company

The 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 taxi in Barcelona, Spain (click image to expand - image courtesy of Nissan)

The 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 taxi in Barcelona, Spain (click image to expand – image courtesy of Nissan)

Barcelona City Hall and Nissan have signed an agreement to promote the use of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 as taxis and as delivery vehicles in Barcelona.

Barcelona will lead the global roll-out of the new e-NV200 100% electric taxi, which will also be introduced to other large cities around the world.

Production of the e-NV200 will begin in Barcelona in 2014 and it will be exported worldwide.

The e-NV200 taxi in Barcelona, Spain (click image to expand - image courtesy of Nissan)

The e-NV200 taxi in Barcelona, Spain (click image to expand – image courtesy of Nissan)

Nissan and the city of Barcelona have agreed to improve Barcelona’s quick charging network, with the deployment of CHAdeMO quick chargers around the city.

The Nissan-designed chargers can recharge any compatible electric vehicle from zero to 80% battery charge in 30 minutes.

These quick chargers are part of over 1,200 planned to be installed across Europe by March 2014.

Barcelona will look at a range of privileges for zero emission operators, which might include the use of a preferential queuing system at airports and railway stations for electric vehicles and specific electric taxi stops.

The passenger compartment of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 taxi (click image to expand - image courtesy of Nissan)

The passenger compartment of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 taxi (click image to expand – image courtesy of Nissan)

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan President and CEO, applauded the city of Barcelona “for making a clear commitment to integrating the revolutionary Nissan e-NV200 electric vehicle into the city’s taxi fleet.”

There will also be incentives for the use of the zero emission e-NV200 as a goods delivery vehicle in the Barcelona metropolitan area.

The e-NV200 has the class leading cargo volume of the NV200 with the electric drivetrain of the Nissan LEAF.

e-NV200 electric vehicle screen option (click image to expand - image courtesy of Nissan)

e-NV200 electric vehicle dashboard screen menu (click image to expand – image courtesy of Nissan)

Barcelona is considering the creation of goods delivering zones and schedules exclusively for zero-emission vehicles and to introduce tax cuts such as reducing business taxes to companies with fleets of electric vehicles.

The incentives to encourage the use of electric delivery vehicles is expected to be replicated in many cities.

Several cities are considering restricting access to city centre locations to zero-emission vehicles only.

Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona, said the agreement was “a step forward to reinforce the role of Barcelona as a leading city in zero-emission taxis and urban goods distribution.”

The e-NV200 electric taxi that will be driving around the streets of Barcelona in 2014 (click image to expand - image courtesy of Nissan)

The e-NV200 electric taxi will be driving around the streets of Barcelona in 2014 (click image to expand – image courtesy of Nissan)

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