Going All-Electric In Europe: Nissan Unveils A New Urban EV Concept For The First Time
Nissan is giving customers a glimpse of its future range with a new sporty urban EV concept as part of its aspirations to go 100% electric in Europe by 2030.?
The company announced on Monday that it will gradually stop producing ICE cars and will solely offer?all-electric?versions by 2030.
What Do Nissan's CEO And President Have To Say About It?
EVs offer the best mobility options. There is no turning back now that over a million customers have joined our adventure and enjoyed a Nissan electric vehicle, according to Nissan President and CEO Makoto Uchida.?Over a decade after introducing its first EV, the Nissan LEAF, Nissan sold one million electric vehicles globally in July.
Although Nissan launched the LEAF hatchback in 2010, it was an early leader in the EV business and has since lagged as more sophisticated electric vehicles, such as the Tesla Model 3, have entered the market.?The Ariya electric SUV, which was the second global EV released by the Japanese carmaker, started shipping late in 2016.
Sporty Urban EV "Concept 20-23" Unveiled By Nissan
To advance its plans for an all-electric future, Nissan introduced the "Concept 20-23" EV, a modern, dynamic urban vehicle.?Nissan's sporty urban electric vehicle, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, was developed as an enjoyable daily city EV.
An aggressive front lip spoiler, top air scoop, enormous rear wing, wheel arch covers, huge air vents, side skirts, and other performance design elements are among the features of the electric hatchback.?Additionally, it has cutting-edge design elements like butterfly doors and round LED headlamps at the front and back.
Last week, a Nismo-inspired performance-focused Ariya EV was sighted, indicating that the performance brand will be increasingly involved in the electric age.
The 35th anniversary of Nissan's Technical Centre Europe (R&D facility), where the UK's most recent real-world autonomous driving project evolved, is being conducted and is also being commemorated.?To support its change, the manufacturer is spending over 40 million ($42.4 million) in both facilities.
A Future Powered Entirely By Electric
By 2030, Nissan intends to introduce 19 all-electric vehicles under its Ambition 2030 initiative. By 2028, the business hopes to lower battery costs by 65% by introducing cobalt-free technology.
Nissan intends to introduce solid-state batteries at that time as well. Nissan claims that the new batteries will allow it "to expand its EV offerings across segments and offer more dynamic performance."
Nissan asserted that the battery packs' costs will drop to $75 per kWh while charging times will be reduced by a third thanks to solid-state batteries.
Two new EVs, including a new tiny entry-level EV to replace the Nissan Micra, have been confirmed for Europe.?
Nissan's Sunderland facility, which the carmaker refers to as "a blueprint for the future of automotive," will produce the second electric vehicle.?Nissan gave US dealers a sneak peek at three new all-electric cars last month, including a replacement for the LEAF and a sports sedan that might take the place of the Maxima.
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