Nissan e-NV200 Combi range, battery & charging

The battery from the latest Nissan Leaf gives the e-NV200 Combi enough range to make it appealing for everyday use

Nissan has improved its battery technology considerably since the e-NV200 Combi was launched in 2013. An update in 2018 saw the 40kWh battery from the latest Nissan Leaf hatchback installed. It’s the same size as the older battery, so doesn’t compromise space inside – not that there’s any issue with that in the Combi’s van-sourced body.

Nissan claims a maximum range of 187 miles for the e-NV200 Combi in test conditions. In real-world driving, this claimed maximum is probably unlikely to be achievable. But you’ll definitely be able to cover 120 miles without changing your driving style to save battery range.

Nissan e-NV200 Combi range

There are two quoted ranges offered by Nissan for the e-NV200 Combi. A range of 187 miles is estimated in low-speed city driving, while the figure reduces to 124 miles for mixed high and low-speed driving. This second figure is a realistic one in everyday motoring, especially if you’re regularly driving around town on short trips.

Go for a higher-spec Acenta or Evalia model and Nissan adds heating and cooling to the battery pack to help it deliver a more consistent energy supply. Nissan also offers a Heat Pack that allows you to heat or cool the interior before you drive, so the battery energy is saved for the journey.

Charge time

The e-NV200 comes with a pair of charging cables: a seven-pin 32Amp cable and a 10Amp cable with three-pin plug. The latter is only really intended for topping up the battery if you’re caught short while out and about, because charging the battery from flat with it takes a massive 21 hours. Using the seven-pin connector sees that reduced to seven and a half hours when charging from a wallbox.

Higher-spec Acenta and Evalia models offer rapid charging through a 'CHAdeMO' socket. This can recharge a flat battery to 80% capacity in 40 minutes, conditions permitting, although like the Leaf there’s a limit to the number of fast charges you can put through the battery in a 24-hour period, to prevent it from overheating.

Battery warranty

There’s an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty on the e-NV200’s battery. If battery capacity rises no higher than nine bars out of 12 on the dashboard display when recharging, Nissan will replace the battery free of charge under the warranty. Mechanical and electrical components are covered by a five-year/60,000-mile warranty, while Nissan also provides a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.