On display was the NV200-based EV, which the brand started testing in July as it began to extend EV technology into the LCV sector. Also showcased was the e-NT400 Cabstar Concept, which is equipped with Nissan Leaf components and the Cabstar Refrigerator van with Li-ion battery, which the manufacturer claimed is the first of its kind in the world. Its refrigerating compressor operates on a combination of an electric motor with a lithium-ion battery power system.
Nissan said the vehicle’s high-efficiency electric compressor can keep the chilled/freezer compartments running even when the engine is switched off. The Cabstar Regrigerator feature’s Nissan’s multi view monitor, providing the driver with a bird’s eye view of the vehicle on an LED screen located near the rear view mirror, to facilitate reversing.
Also on view in Tokyo was the NV200 Combi Taxi, which Nissan claimed is the only vehicle in Japan certified as a Universal design Taxi. Its base model, the NV200 Combi, was chosen as the next generation taxi for New York city in May.