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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., commonly shortened to Nissan, is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama.

The company sells its cars under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun automotive marques.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi maintain a close manufacturing alliance.

Nissan announces major restructuring, including the closure of it’s Barcelona plant, where the e-NV200 electric van is assembled

Nissan today unveiled the long-awaited restructuring plan. Global production is being hacked by 20%, with closures of the Barcelona and Indonesia assembly plants.

Whether the e-NV200 will be assembled in another plant has not been announced. The electric van is closely related to the Renault Kangoo. Reports suggest the e-NV200 could be built at Renault’s plant in Maubeuge, France.

While there may be a shift away from pure electric Nissans in the near future, the company hopes to sell 1 million ‘electrified’ vehicles by 2023. They also hopes to return to profitability by 2023.

Carrie Hampel / electrive »

Shortly after the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi manufacturing alliance announced the restructuring of their cooperation, Nissan has announced its own new strategy. The concept envisages a 20 per cent cut in the manufacturer’s global production capacity. This should increase the capacity utilisation of the remaining plants to 80 per cent. In accordance with the alliance’s new orientation, Renault is taking the lead in Europe and Nissan will now derive its own vehicles from the Renault models. Europe is thus no longer a core market for the Japanese company, instead, Nissan is concentrating on North America, China and Japan.

Nissan has now also officially announced what has been suspected for weeks: that Nissan intends to close its Barcelona plant in Western Europe. The Japanese company employs between 2,800 and 3,000 people at the Spanish plant (Nissan does not exact numbers in the press release). Among other vehicles, the e-NV200 is made there. Nissan boss Makoto Uchida announced at a virtual press conference that the second European plant in Sunderland, UK, will be kept open. This is where the Leaf is produced.

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From a product perspective, Nissan will focus on global core model segments including “enhanced C and D segment vehicles, electric vehicles, sports cars” as the automaker plans to introduce 12 models over the next 18 months. Nissan will expand its presence in EVs and electric-motor-driven cars, including e-Power, with more than 1 million electrified sales units a year by end of fiscal year 2023. In Japan, the company will launch two more electric vehicles and four more e-Power vehicles, therefore increasing the electrification ratio to 60 percent of sales.

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Nissan Ariya electric SUV may be unveiled in July 2020

2019 Nissan Ariya Concept

2019 Nissan Ariya Concept

The Nissan Leaf is the best selling mass-produced electric vehicle in the world. As the world demands larger vehicles and more SUVs, Nissan is gearing up to introduce its second all-electric car, the Nissan Ariya.

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Moving forward, the Nissan Motor Company will focus on the C and D segment, along with electric vehicles and sportscars. 12 new models are expected to be introduced by 2022 and all products to have an average age of no more than 4 years.

In June 2020, Nissan will introduce the Rogue SUV in North America, and launch the new Kicks SUV in Japan. In July 2020, its second mass-production all-electric vehicle, the Nissan Ariya SUV will make its debut in production from. When the Ariya Concept made its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan said that it will come equipped with the least ProPILOT 2.0 autonomous drive technology, and will offer a driving range of up to 480kms on a single charge. The Nissan Ariya is confirmed to be sold in Japan, China, North America and Europe.

Additionally, Nissan will begin introducing its E-Power hybrid technology further into its products in the B and C segment. Nissan believes that it can sell more than 1 million electrified vehicles by 2023. Nissan’s product offering in China and Japan will see the introduction of more electric and E-Power models, while the North American market will see new SUVs and Pick-Up trucks being introduced. As for its ProPILOT 2.0 autonomous drive technology, Nissan is preparing to introduce the feature in more than 20 products by the end of 2023.

Good news is more EVs are expected from Nissan.

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In Q1 2020 Tesla sold 88,400 electric vehicles, followed by Renault-Nissan with 39,355, the Volkswagen Group with 33,846, and Hyundai-Kia with 24,116 fully-electric EVs

José Pontes / EV Sales »

Looking only at BEVs, Tesla expanded its lead, increasing its market share by 6% and more than doubling the result of #2 Renault Nissan Alliance, which has also saw its share inflate by 5%, allowing it to jump from #4 to the runner-up spot, but the Volkswagen Group is getting closer, having jumped from 6th to 3rd, and earning 6% share, to 11%, equaling Tesla in market share growth.

Hyundai-Kia is also on the rise, jumping from #7 to #4, increasing its share by 3%, running ahead of last year’s Bronze Medalist BYD, that is now #5, with 6% share, down 3%.

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Hyundai Motor Group, including Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, was the fourth-largest global manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs) in the first quarter of 2020, according to research carried out by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA).

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Tokyo Fire Department announced the addition of Japan’s first EV ambulance

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The project is the result of a strong collaboration among Nissan, the Tokyo Fire Department and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

“Nissan strongly believes in sustainable mobility and strives to contribute to a world with zero emissions and zero fatalities,” said Ashwani Gupta, representative executive officer and chief operation officer at Nissan. “This project is another great example of our efforts to enhance accessibility of eco-friendly vehicles to local communities.”

More » electrive, The Detroit Bureau

2021 Nissan Kicks e-Power compact SUV debuts in Thailand

2021 Nissan Kicks e-Power

Dan Mihalascu / Carscoops »

The Japanese automaker decided to launch the 2021 Kicks in Thailand as it’s built there for markets in southeast Asia. In the region, the refreshed Nissan Kicks will be sold exclusively with the e-Power electrified powertrain. This makes Thailand the first country to produce Nissan’s e-Power tech outside of Japan…

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Nissan Europe has added the e-NV200 Voltia electric delivery van

Nissan Voltia

Nissan Voltia

Carrie Hampel / electrive »

The fully-electric van is a version of the e-NV200 with a larger load floor. Until now, the model has been marketed by the e-mobility specialist under its own management but from now on, the model will be sold by Nissan in Europe as the Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia.

Related » After a two and a half year pilot project to test the use of electric delivery vans in London traffic, trial finds they are a viable alternative

More » Nissan Voltia web site, DrivingElectric

Nissan’s e-POWER 100% electric motor system is heading for Thailand, one of the first places to implement the technology outside of Japan

Nissan e-Power

Nissan e-POWER

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Nissan in Thailand today officially confirmed it will soon launch its famous e-POWER technology in Thailand. This will make it one of the first countries internationally to have the technology that combines an 100% electric motor with a petrol engine to charge the battery, with no plug-in charging. Thailand will also be the first market after Japan to manufacture e-POWER technology.

e-POWER technology is unique in the Thai market, as customers receive all the benefits of a full-electric driving experience – including strong torque and acceleration – without the need to externally charge the vehicle. It also is the exciting technological bridge to full Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) powertrains, giving consumers the full spectrum of driving experiences and vehicles to suit their lifestyles.

Nissan Ariya electric SUV images leaked

Nissan Ariya

Nissan Ariya Concept

The Nissan Ariya Concept made its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Now patent filings may have revealed images of the production version.

Could this be related to the new all-electric Renault SUVs Auto Express wrote a few days ago?

Built on an all-new electric platform, the concept featured a dual-motor drive configuration for all-wheel drive.

Sean Szymkowski / CNET »

That’d be the production Nissan Ariya concept, which showed up in patent images over the weekend. The Instagram account car_secrets posted the photos on Sunday, and for what it’s worth, it’s the same account that leaked the purported Rogue photos. Judging by the photos, the production Ariya will be a near spitting image of the concept we saw at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

More » Autoblog, Carscoops, Paul Tan, Autocar


Report of two new all-electric Renault SUVs to arrive in next 18 months



Steve Fowler / AutoExpress »

Groupe Renault is set to launch two new EVs in the next 18 months, with one of them set to be a production version of the Dacia Spring concept. The other will be this production version of the Moprhoz and it will use the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s new CMF-EV electric car platform, first seen on the Nissan Ariya concept unveiled at last year’s Tokyo motor show.

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