Nissan launches production of the Townstar EV
Nissan has started series production of the Townstar EV for the European markets. The successor to the e-NV200 is based on the CMF-C platform developed with alliance partner Renault and is now being manufactured in Maubeuge, France.
This completes the electric van trio from Maubeuge: Renault also manufactures the Kangoo E-Tech Electric and the eCitan for cooperation partner Mercedes-Benz Vans at the plant. The Townstar EV is therefore no longer based on a Nissan platform like its predecessor (with production at the now closed Barcelona plant), but on an Alliance platform. Accordingly, the technical data of the e-drive are the same for all three models.
At the end of August, Nissan priced the Townstar EV for Germany. In the L1 length, the model is available from 33,750 euros net, the L2 length is to follow in autumn. Both variants are the commercial vehicle version of the panel van with a large cargo space (between 3.3 and 4.9 cubic metres). The Townstar EV Kombi with a bench seat in the second row will be introduced at the end of the year.
“Coinciding with World EV Day, the start of production of our all-new Townstar EV is designed to meet the needs of our customers and increasing demand for sustainable powertrain solutions,” says Emmanuelle Serazin, LCV & Corporate Sales Director, Nissan Europe. “We’re confident that the Townstar EV’s raft of advanced safety features, versatile configurations and practical capabilities suit sustainable business operations.”