While brands such as Audi, Fiat, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Peugeot or Volvo in Europe or around the world strive to have a fully electric future from 2030 or even earlier, Nissan will continue to rely on temporary electric vehicles by adding electric vehicles. in the next decade.
“The question is: how fast will Europe be electric only?” Guillaume Cartier, head of Nissan’s European region in an interview with European Car News. While there may be a ban on hybrid cars after 2030 in some countries, such as the UK, things will be very different in Central Europe.
Nissan has the next installment in March its e-mobility plans specifically for Europe. Starting this summer, the Japanese will release six electric models in the region. The company does not invest in clean combustion engines that comply with Euro 7. Therefore, from 2023 onwards, new cars will only be launched in Europe with partial or full electric drives. Nissan expects three-quarters of its new cars in the region to be electric by 2026. It should be 100 percent by the end of the decade.
Nissan is one of the pioneers of the electric car and for a long time had the best selling battery car with the compact car LEAF. Tesla later took the lead, and other large and small car manufacturers also surpassed the Japanese in terms of electric car technology and sales. Starting this year, Nissan wants to find modern electric cars again and is introducing a crossover coupe. Ariya and a compact conveyor Townstar EV in the market. It is too electric car planned for the small European segment, replacing the Micra minivan as the entry-level model in the product range.
The brand is also expanding its range of hybrid vehicles. Nissan has not yet specified whether new electric vehicles can be expected in the next few years.