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e-nv200

Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 13:18
by mikedufty
First sighting of the grey import Nissan e-nv200 van on carsales

5000km, $29000. I wonder if it is actually complianced yet. Surprised they would let the rear seat with lap-only belts through.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/detail ... dium=email

Re: e-nv200

Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 13:45
by T1 Terry
One of the attached photos shows the rear retractable seat belt for the outer seats so just like any other rear seat belt set up by the look of it. 170km range is still a bit light on but the 122km/h top speed is fine. I wonder if a battery upgrade would be possible to increase the range, it would make a great work delivery van with the rear seat removed or folded down and double as a family drive car on week ends. It appears to be NSW compliant so not an issue getting the rego transferred to SA but not too sure about the other states

T1 Terry

Re: e-nv200

Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 16:16
by mikedufty
You are right, normal seatbelts. Makes it quite appealing if it can take 5 passengers when needed.
I suspect the range is less than 170. One review says 80 miles range indicated, which would be about 130km.

Re: e-nv200

Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 2018, 10:44
by T1 Terry
It would need around double that range to be of much use for us out here in the sticks at Mannum so we could use it as a utility type vehicle for the business to travel to Adelaide and back.
They mention a 7 hr recharge time to get another 130km, I'm hoping there would be a faster charging option available or it would be a real long trip back here from Sydney :lol:

T1 Terry

Re: e-nv200

Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 2018, 11:17
by jonescg
Nissan battery packs are very easy to retro-fit with new battery cells. Sounds like a project.

Re: e-nv200

Posted: Mon, 27 Aug 2018, 09:03
by praxidice
To the best of my knowledge, nobody has yet hacked the firmware to make the car recognize more battery capacity. Is anyone aware of anything different ?

Re: e-nv200

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019, 06:47
by squidage
praxidice wrote: ↑
Mon, 27 Aug 2018, 09:03
To the best of my knowledge, nobody has yet hacked the firmware to make the car recognize more battery capacity. Is anyone aware of anything different ?

old thread, but answer is now yes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd3uvtlamjY

Re: e-nv200

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019, 19:41
by coulomb
squidage wrote: ↑
Wed, 21 Aug 2019, 06:47
praxidice wrote: ↑
Mon, 27 Aug 2018, 09:03
... nobody has yet hacked the firmware ... anyone aware of anything different ?
... answer is now yes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd3uvtlamjY
Heh. You have to admire those guys that can hack firmware ;) . He made it sounds pretty easy, too. Something like "Yeah, yesterday I had to hack it a bit to change this byte in this CAN packet, and now here it is working, showing 432 km range".

Respect.

Re: e-nv200

Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 12:48
by T1 Terry
With that sort of range even under their "Worst case scenario" in the follow up video, 290km, we could get from Mannum to Adelaide and back on a charge with a load. This might be the next workshop vehicle once the taxi Prius dies.

T1 Terry