Nissan is banking on its electric range

Thursday 21 December 2023

Nissan showcases its expertise in electric vehicles by unveiling two models at the Flotauto Meetings: the Ariya crossover and the Townstar EV utility vehicle.


The new Ariya offers the best of Nissan technology with four power levels ranging from 218 to 394 horsepower and up to 536 km of range (WLTP mixed cycle). All of this comes with next-generation connectivity. This model can also feature e-4ORCE technology, Nissan's electric all-wheel-drive system designed for electrified and 100% electric powertrains. By managing the power of the motors and braking performance, the e-4ORCE system provides more serenity to the driver and optimal comfort to all occupants. Offering excellent charging performance, the Nissan Ariya 87 kWh can recover up to 350 kilometers with a fast charge of 30 minutes using a 130 kW Combo CCS charger. It can be equipped with an optional 22 kW onboard charger.

Nissan Townstar EV: Efficient and Effective
On the other hand, the Townstar EV offers an efficient and effective mobility solution for professional customers operating in urban environments, especially last-mile delivery drivers. This utility vehicle has a 100% electric powertrain delivering 122 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque, with a range of up to 300 km (WLTP cycle). The Townstar EV features a 45 kWh battery that can accept a standard 22 kW AC charge or an optional 80 kW DC fast charge. The latter allows for a 150 km range recovery in just 25 minutes with a Combo CCS plug. Now available in an extended L2 version, the Townstar EV Van also comes in a Chassis Cab variant, allowing for specific bodywork solutions such as a refrigerated compartment. It is also available in a 5-seat Combi version for passenger transport.

Nissan recently announced its intention to achieve 100% electric vehicle sales in Europe by 2030. As a result, all new models launched by the brand in Europe will now be zero-emission.