Following the selection of the Nissan NV200 as New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow, the company announced today that production of the e-NV200, first shown in concept form at this year's Detroit Auto Show, will be produced at Nissan's assembly plant in Barcelona, Spain. The plant already builds the aforementioned NV200, which is offered with a choice of a gasoline 1.6-liter gasoline four-cylinder or 1.5-liter turbodiesel I-4 co-developed with Renault. The U.S.-spec NV200 will be offered with a 2.0-liter gasoline four-cylinder engine.
In preparation for the production of the e-NV200, Nissan invested more than $120 million in the Barcelona plant. The addition of the new model is expected to add approximately 700 new jobs at the plant and at local suppliers. The e-NV200 will share much of its power train technology with the Leaf electric vehicle, and is projected to have a similar range.