Nissan who began production on the first mass-produced all-electric cargo van this spring is now flirting with the United States for their e-NV200.

With gasoline NV300’s on sale here already, the company is doing a six-week trial with Portland General Electric to determine viability of the zero-emission version on our shores.

The Portland utility provider will use the e-NV200 with their underground crews, replacing a larger diesel-powered van during the trial to see what challenges and benefits it brings to the job.

Nissan is also working with FedEx California, Georgia, Oregon and Washington, D.C. to determine how business could use the all-electric cargo van.

With a range of up to 110 miles on a full charge, the e-NV200 is built in both a cargo van as well as a passenger model.
The Nissan e-NV200 goes on sale this summer in Europe and Japan, but no news yet on a launch date for the States.