I mean hey Nissan has one after all... the e-NV200 which is essentially a cross between the Nissan Leaf and the NV200. The reason i ask is because Ford did briefly have an Electric Transit Connect for sale but the project was cancelled when the supplier went bankrupt.
There is certainly an opportunity to capture this market in its nascent stages. Consider the e-NV200 carries a 100 mile range, which may be a little on the low side if you're operating in LA or NYC, but I think other metros could see big benefits from this.
if a gasser City Express pulls down say 25 MPG, using an average of $3.50 a gal you would consume $2500 in fuel per year. If you could save $1800 of that cost you're still only seeing savings of $6.00 per day. If you couple that with the inevitable premium charged for electric the pay back is WAY too long to justify the initial costs.
A hybrid would likely do better in this scenario, but again it all comes down to the initial premiums being charged.
SO to be honest while it could be attractive to say cabbies, I just dont see the e-NV being popular with small biz, nor do i think an e-express will be coming our way...