Japanese automaker Nissan has announced its plans for a fleet of small vans, for Europe. The vehicle class, used by couriers across the world will be produced with support from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, and made in the strategic partnership’s small van centre of excellence in Maubeuge, France.
While the name of the range of the vans remains undecided, the small vans manufactured will comprise both traditional internal combustion engine and full electric options and represent another step in Nissan’s business transformation initiative known as NEXT.
Nissan’s Chief Operating Officer at Nissan Ashwani Gupta commented:
“This future van announcement is more evidence of the strong momentum building for Nissan in Europe.”
A future in France
The new range of vans from Nissan will follow the current model, the NV250, van which since 2019 has been produced at the Renault plant in Maubeuge. Now the latest innovations in small van solutions from Nissan will be produced at the same time as Renault’s own next-generation van, the Kangoo.
The decision for this new fleet of small vans from Nissan to be produced in Maubeuge effectively means that all of the Japanese auto manufacturer’s vans for customers in Europe will be made in France in the future.
Ideal for courier work
The all-electric editions of Nissan’s next-generation vans will follow the successful road travelled by the e-NV200, the first full-electric commercial vehicle created for the mass market, at its launch in 2014. With zero emissions, it is ideal as a delivery solution for cities and towns and enterprises operating these vans can also make savings on fuel and congestion charges.
Specialist courier van cover
Courier van insurance policies are available, especially designed for drivers delivering from vans part of full time. As van couriers often transport higher value goods than cars, a more comprehensive form of cover is required.
Whether you’re going to be driving one of Nissan’s new courier vans or a popular Ford transit, you can rely on our team at Total Insurance for a policy to suit your requirements.