Nissan has reaffirmed its commitment to having a fully electric line-up by 2030 despite the Government’s shift in policy to extend the cut-off point for the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035.
The carmaker is pressing ahead with plans to achieve 100 percent EVs in Europe by 2030, with all new Nissan models from now to be all-electric in Europe.
With capability to design, engineer and build vehicles in the UK, and building on the brand’s strengths of electrification and crossovers, the switch will also support Nissan’s drive towards carbon neutrality.
“EV is the ultimate mobility solution. More than a million customers have already joined our journey and experienced the fun of a Nissan electric vehicle, and there is no turning back now,” said Makoto Uchida, Nissan president and chief executive officer.
“EVs powered by renewables are key to us achieving carbon neutrality, which is central to our Ambition 2030 vision. Nissan will make the switch to full electric by 2030 in Europe - we believe it is the right thing to do for our business, our customers and for the planet.”
The commitment comes as Nissan continues its investment programme in its European design and research and development teams, both of which are marking historic anniversaries by advancing their cutting-edge work on future vehicles and technology.
The brand has unveiled its ‘Concept 20-23’ urban EV concept to mark the 20th anniversary of the design studio opening in Paddington, London.
At the nearby Nissan Technical Centre Europe, where the Nissan research and development team this year mark their 35th anniversary, the UK’s latest real-world autonomous driving study, called evolvAD, is taking place with a focus on residential and rural roads, supported by the UK Government.
An investment programme of more than €40m is in place across both sites.
Globally, under Nissan Ambition 2030, Nissan is introducing 27 electrified vehicles, including 19 EVs, by 2030.
In this period, Nissan is also introducing cobalt-free technology to bring down the cost of EV batteries by 65 percent by 2028.
Two future Nissan EVs have been confirmed for Europe, including an all-new compact EV which will succeed the iconic Nissan Micra as the entry-level vehicle in the Nissan line-up.
The other vehicle will be built at Nissan’s UK plant in Sunderland, as part of the company’s £1bn EV36Zero project - a blueprint for the future of automotive bringing together EV manufacturing, battery production and renewable energy.
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