Nissan the small sports company Nismo wants to go electric. This was announced to motoring magazine TopGear by Nissan Europe Chairman Guillaume Cartier on the sidelines of the Formula E race in Monaco. The Japanese automaker is currently actively exploring which of its upcoming electric vehicles will be best suited for Nismoization from a global perspective. By 2030, Nissan plans to launch 15 new electric models and sell only electric cars in Europe. Nissan’s next electric model will be launched this year Ariya’s cross on the new electricity platform, an electric city run area is also planned, which will replace that of fossil energy. To replace the Micra minivan in the model range.
“Nismo is one of our properties“, explained the European boss Cartier,”and something we want to revive. There will be cars under the Nismo derivative.“The focus is, of course, on performance, but what is it”some investment” they need, such as special suspension and power. Cartier named the Ariya compact as a landmark. It has an 87 kWh battery and delivers up to 225 kW / 306 hp and a good torque of 600 Nm. With Nismo you definitely want “go higher“said the boss of Nissan Europe.
Whatever his opinion for electric sports cars Well, Nissan seems to be serious about electricity. Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta reiterated over the weekend that Nissan has already stopped investing in internal combustion engines. From early 2023, only partially or fully electric models should appear in Europe. The Japanese also have high hopes for solid-state batteries. According to Gupta, they should greatly exceed today’s technology when they are ready for mass production in 2028.
Source: Topgear – Nissan plans Nismo-badged performance EVs