Nissan has revealed its new Interstar large van, including an Interstar-e electric variant.

The Interstar-e will be available with an 87kWh battery, said to allow a range of over 286 miles, or a 40kWh version with a range of around 124 miles.

DC rapid charging will allow 157 miles of range to be added to the 87kWh version in 30 minutes. 

Nissan says the design of the new Interstar provides a 20% reduction in aerodynamic drag compared with its predecessor, boosting efficiency. The new model also features a 20mm increase in side door width, and a 100mm longer load area, aiding practicality.

Payload capacity is up to 1.6t for the electric version, and nearly two tonnes for the diesel, while max towing capacity for both fuel types is 2,500kg.

Nissan also says the model’s turning circle has been reduced by 1.5m compared with the previous Interstar, aiding manoeuvrability. 

Standard safety systems will include forward emergency braking, drowsiness warning, tyre pressure monitoring, and trailer sway assist.

A wide range of factory-built conversions will be available, including tipper, dropside, and box van.

Nissan says pre-sales for the new Interstar range will begin in the second quarter of this year, with the full launch in Q4. Full specs and prices are yet to be announced.