Nissan e-NV200 Hybrid running costs
The Nissan e-NV200 Combi is currently the cheapest electric seven-seater on sale
Nissan e-NV200 Combi prices range from around £32,000 to £35,500 for the five-seat version, with the seven-seater costing about £700 more. The latter is the cheapest electric seven-seater currently on sale, costing around a third of seven-seat versions of the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X.
The five-seat e-NV200 is priced similarly to the Renault Kangoo Z.E. Maxi Crew, although this model is a more utilitarian choice than the Nissan. While the Nissan e-NV200 electric van is eligible for an £8,000 Plug-in Van Grant, the Combi MPV version only qualifies for the £3,500 passenger-car grant.
All versions of the e-NV200 Combi have the same electric driving range, so adding alloy wheels doesn’t have an adverse effect on performance. The addition of the 40kWh battery has boosted the Combi’s claimed range to 187 miles, although 120 miles will be achievable in day-to-day driving.
The e-NV200 Combi is road-tax-exempt and prices don’t rise beyond £40,000, so there’s no £310 surcharge for the first five years, either. Benefit-in-Kind company-car tax rates for electric cars aren’t quite as bargain basement as they used to be, however, the e-NV200 Combi will set you back roughly half what similarly priced petrol and and diesel-powered seven-seat MPVs will. The other benefit of this electric MPV is exemption from the London Congestion Charge.
Nissan e-NV200 Combi insurance group
The e-NV200 Combi sits in insurance groups 22 and 23, depending on which model you go for. That’s higher than ratings for the Nissan Leaf, due in part to the Combi lacking the latest safety technology.
Nissan offers its five-year/100,000-mile warranty on the e-NV200, while the electric components are covered for the same time period, but are limited to a total distance of 60,000 miles. Nissan also offers breakdown cover for five years/100,000 miles. On top of that, the car's battery is guaranteed against loss of capacity (where it doesn’t charge up higher than nine bars out of 12 on the display) for eight years/100,000 miles.
Nissan’s network of dealers is set up to handle aftersales care of electric models, and service plans are handled by dealers, rather than having a country-wide service scheme.
Electric MPVs qualify for free road tax, and as the e-NV200 Combi doesn’t break the £40,000 barrier, it doesn’t attract the £310 surcharge that owners of more expensive models have to pay the first five times they tax their car.
The e-NV200 is the only electric MPV available in its price bracket, but it doesn’t offer much in the way of desirability. Used values are low, but while early examples can be had for as little as £8,000, this latest version should hold on to its value better thanks to its longer range.