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Automaker Nissan unveiled its plans for the next 8 years and made some important announcements.
- Nissan will invest 2 trillion yen over the next five years to boost the electrification of its product line and the level of technological innovation. Nissan will ramp up its electrification plans, launching 23 new electrified models, including 15 EVs, by the financial year 2030. It’s also revealed four intriguing ideas.
- By 2050, the company will be carbon neutral throughout the life cycle of its products.
- Nissan expects electrified vehicles to account for 75% of its European sales by 2026. In Japan, it aims for 55% of sales to be electrified, and in China, it aims for more than 40% of sales to be electrified. In the United States, Nissan aims for 40% EV sales by 2030.
- Nissan also plans to boost global battery production capacity to 52 GWh by 2026 and 130 GWh by 2030.
- Nissan will seek to enhance its current lithium-ion battery technologies while also introducing cobalt-free technology in order to reduce battery costs by 66% by 2028. It also intends to launch an EV with solid-state batteries by 2028, with a pilot plant in Yokohama ready as early as 2024.
- Nissan unveiled four electric concepts as part of its Ambition 2030 declaration. The Nissan Chill-Out, Nissan Max-Out, Nissan Surf-Out, and Nissan Hang-Out are among them. The first is a sleek concept with a two-tone silver and black finish that uses Nissan’s CMF-EV platform. The Nissan Max-Out is a convertible concept with two seats that was designed to “deliver a new driving experience with its superlative stability and comfort.”The Nissan Surf-Out Concept is particularly intriguing. It is an all-electric pickup truck that has been designed to perform well off-road. Last but not least is the Hang-Out Concept, a mobile living space with a flat floor and theater-style seating.
“The role of companies to address societal needs is increasingly heightened,” Nissan chief executive Makoto Uchida said in a statement. “With Nissan Ambition 2030, we will drive the new age of electrification, advance technologies to reduce carbon footprint and pursue new business opportunities. We want to transform Nissan to become a sustainable company that is truly needed by customers and society.”