Are vans suddenly cool again, or did I just miss the memo?
For a while there it seemed like the van, especially the minivan, was on its way out. Just look at Ford and GM’s lineups… no more mini-vans. But Ford has started importing the Transit Connect, and plans to introduce an electric version at the end of this year. Not to be outdone, Nissan announced the NV200 van at the Tokyo Auto Show last year, and said it could come to U.S. shores not too far in the future — and an all-electric version could follow thereafter.
The recently announced electric version of the Transit Connect should be a huge boon to small business owners, cutting down dramatically on fuel costs. Perhaps Nissan senses this, and has decided to throw their hat in the ring to give Ford some competition. There is, however, no timeline or model or anything really beyond talk at this point. I’ve always liked Nissan though, and competition breeds innovation.
Lets see what you got Nissan!
Source: Green Car Advisor