Nissan’s first electric compact van, the Townstar is none other than a rebadged version of the new Renault Kangoo.
After the launch in 2014 of the e-NV200, Nissan completes its range of electric utility vehicles with the Townstar. A rebadged version of the new Kangoo, this new compact van was developed using the Alliance’s new CMF-C platform. It succeeds the NV250, already based on the model of the diamond brand.
On the outside, the Townstar differs slightly from the Kangoo at the level of the front face where certain aesthetic elements have been borrowed from the Nissan Ariya. Inside, the presentation is identical to that of the Kangoo. We thus find a 10-inch digital instrumentation associated with an 8-inch touch screen.
In terms of driving aids, the manufacturer notably announces the presence of the ProPilot system already offered on board the Nissan Leaf.
Up to 285 km range
Synergies oblige, the new electric utility from Nissan uses the same technology as its partner of the Alliance. Assembled in Maubeuge, on the same production lines as the Kangoo, the electric Townstar combines a 122 horsepower and 245 Nm motor with a 44 kWh battery. Subject to approval, autonomy is announced at 285 km in the WLTP mixed cycle.
Offering 11 kW of alternating current (AC) as standard, the on-board charger can be replaced by an optional 22 kW system. In direct current (DC) fast charging, the peak power is announced at 75 kW. Enough to recover 80% autonomy in 42 minutes.
|Usable battery capacity||44 kWh|
|Power||122 hp. / 90kW|
|Estimated range WLTP||up to 285km|
|AC charging||11 kW or 22 kW depending on version or option|
|DC charging||75 kW DC, standard CCS|
|0 to 80% in 42 min|
|Active battery cooling||standard with 22 kW load,
optional on 11 kW
Combi or utility
Like its cousin at Renault, the new electric Townstar can be declined in several versions. Offering up to 800 kilos of payload, the utility version will have a loading volume of 3.9 m3 equivalent to two Europallets. A Maxi version is also expected.
In its Combi version, the Townstar will be able to accommodate up to 5 passengers and will offer a storage volume of 775 litres.
The new electric Nissan Townstar will go on sale in early 2022. For the time being, its prices have not been announced.