Nissan e-NV200 Combi running costs
The Nissan e-NV200 Combi is currently the cheapest electric seven-seater on sale
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Nissan e-NV200 Combi prices start at just under £30,000 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 that 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 £3,000 passenger-car grant.
Company car drivers will see the appeal of the e-NV200, due to the fact (like all electric cars) there is absolutely no Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax to pay during the 2020/21 tax year. That will rise, but only marginally, to 1% in 2021/22 and another percentage point the year after.
All e-NV200 Combi models are road-tax-exempt. 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 group 22. 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 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 countrywide service scheme.
Electric MPVs qualify for free road tax, and as the e-NV200 Combi doesn’t break the £40,000 barrier, even those registered before April 2020 don'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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Nissan e-NV200 Combi is an electric MPV that’s far cheaper than a Tesla Model X – both in terms of price and quality
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe battery from the latest Nissan Leaf gives the e-NV200 Combi enough range to make it appealing for everyday use
- 3Running costs - currently readingThe Nissan e-NV200 Combi is currently the cheapest electric seven-seater on sale
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe Nissan e-NV200 Combi is safe and secure, but not very quick – even without a full set of passengers on board
- 5Interior & comfortHard plastics and dated technology mean the e-NV200 is a bit disappointing inside
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Nissan e-NV200 Combi’s van body means there's lots of space inside
- 7Reliability & safetyTried-and-tested running gear should ensure the Nissan e-NV200 Combi is reliable