Nissan to launch “3 new EVs and 5 new e-POWER models” in Japan by 2022
Japanese automaker Nissan has announced that it will launch 3 new electric vehicles (EVs) in the domestic market by the year 2022. Other than the announced three new EVs, Nissan also plans to launch five new e-POWER models by year 2022. Automobile companies are planning major shift to electric or hybrid vehicles segment. With majority of European Union countries planning to phase out diesel vehicles over next 10-15 years, a gradual shift to greener vehicles will offer advantage to automobile companies with big budget for EV segment.
The announcement of Nissan’s plans with regard to the launch of new electrified vehicles (e-POWER and EVs) was recently made by Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President for Global Marketing, Sales and Zero-emission vehicles. The announcement is in line with Nissan’s M.O.V.E. to 2022 goals.
Nissan’s disclosure of its plans to launch “3 new EVs and 5 new e-POWER models in Japan by 2022” has come in coincidence with a confirmation by the company that the total number of LEAF electric cars sold in Japan, since the launch of the original model, has crossed the ‘100,000 units’ mark.
Against the backdrop of the company’s new retail strategy and its M.O.V.E. to 2022 plan, Nissan has reiterated that it is targeting a sale of 1 million electrified vehicles worldwide per year by the end of the plan.
Asserting that Nissan is proud that “Japan is leading the way forward when it comes to Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” Schillaci said, “This vision is changing the customer experience by delivering technologies and services that are making their lives better and also enabling steady profitable growth through Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022.”
China has emerged as a big market for electric vehicles and the government is supporting the shift with concessions. Japan has recently setup an expert panel comprising of officials from government and automobile companies to plan the best way forward for promoting electric vehicles.
In a recent interview with German business daily Handelsblatt, Gunnar Herrmann -- Ford’s head of German business -- said that Ford could commence the production of electric cars in Germany after the year 2023.
Last week, German automaker Mercedes-Benz showcased a working prototype of its all-electric compact car EQA in Sicily, Italy.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has recently confirmed some of the new features of the automaker’s forthcoming Model 3 Performance version, which will hit the North American stores in the near future.
In a move which indicates that the Daimler Bus division is going electric, the German automaker has recently unveiled a new all-electric bus --- the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro.
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Japanese automaker Nissan has announced that it will launch 3 new electric vehicles (EVs) in the domestic market by the year 2022. Other than the announced three new EVs, Nissan also plans to launch five new e-POWER models by year 2022.