Nissan E-NV200 MPV

If you want an all-electric family car with up to seven seats, there’s nothing quite like the Nissan e-NV200. However, its price puts it in the same bracket as conventionally powered MPVs such as VW Touran, Kia Carens and Citroen C4 SpaceTourer.

The Nissan e-NV200 was first introduced in 2014 and is based on the petrol-powered Nissan NV200 van. It got an update in 2018 with a bigger battery which improved claimed range to 120 miles.

What wasn’t updated in 2018 was the interior. It still looks fairly outdated – and will look familiar if you’ve been in an original Nissan Leaf. You also get interior plastics that are very similar to those you’d find in the the e-NV200 Van, so scratchy and utilitarian.

If you do buy the e-NV200 for utilitarian purposes, it does a fair job of transporting passengers, although it’s not really impressive. Specifically, there is good space up front, a bit less in the middle row and considerably less in the third row. The excuse is that the e-NV200s batteries are under the floor which in turn reduces interior space.

When it comes to boot space, even though the e-NV200 is based on a van, it’s not as practical as, say, a similarly priced VW Touran. Thankfully, the shape of the e-NV200 boot is as square as it gets and is fairly tall, too. That said, you don’t get much in terms of nets or hooks or an adjustable boot floor. You can fold the seats down, but they are not removable, which means you can’t use the e-NV200s van body to its fullest.