User experiences of Nissan Electric van EnV200?

Discussion in 'Car and Van Talk' started by JT101, Jun 26, 2021.

  1. JT101

    JT101 New Member

    Would like to make the transition to an electric van as a tradesperson.

    I see a lot of tradespeople using these vans. I can't afford the new 40kWh version, but was wondering if anyone could share their experience with using one of the used 20kWh versions as a trade i.e. is the range terrible. How easy is it to charge up around London whilst on the job etc. How shot is a 4 or 5 year old battery likely to be? How does the heater affect range in winter?

    I don't spend ages in a van. Just commuting to jobs. I tend to stay on the job all day, so comfort is not my top priority. I know these vans are a bit basic. And driveability I don't give a monkeys.
    Tend to do max 40 miles a day.

    I am an electric fanboy, so don't waste your time trying to convince me to get a diesel for now. Just wanted to user experiences

    Thanks guys
     

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  2. austinparker

    austinparker New Member

    You intend to do the maximum of 40 Miles a day, and I think it allows 90 miles per charge. I am unsure about the heater, but it's a spacious car that moves around smoothly. At least, this is what I have heard from a few of some of its users.

    I personally think it would be good for you. Best of luck with the decision dude.
     
  3. quasar9

    quasar9 Screwfix Select

    Unlike a petrol or diesel, where the heater is using waste heat, on an EV it’s effectively an electric heater so will consume battery power. But in winter, when you need it most, the batteries themselves hold less charge. In summer, if you have AC, again this uses battery power as will all accessories like radio, sat nav, lights, heated anything .

    London is better in terms of charging but often taken up by electric black cabs especially in the central areas!

    in theory, a 4/5 year old battery is around half way from the point when the capacity is noticeably lower, which is around 8 to 10 years. A new van will have a battery with more capacity than the claimed 20kw and the battery management system will ensure the mileage remains the same as it ages. After the battery reaches its stated lifetime, it’s not a cliff face drop but a steeper decline in capacity so you can keep using it.
     
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