Nissan has its eyes set on electrification

Nissan updated the Leaf electric vehicle for the 2018 model year, it is the only electric vehicle currently offered in the US by the brand. Though that is about to change as Nissan plans to roll out several electric vehicles by 2022. Infiniti announced last month at the Detroit Motor Show its plans for its first all-electric vehicle in 2021. Nissan currently sells e-Power (hybrids) in select markets, but Nissan’s corporate vice president for powertrain and EV engineering, Toshihiro Hiraj stated that all-electric EVs, not hybrids will be the way to go in the future.

Meanwhile, Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, who is a big supporter for electric cars has said that EVs need more government incentives, lower development costs, and more lobbying to show the risks of climate change to help steer the consumer to cleaner sustainable energy alternatives.

The overall plan is to sell a dozen different electric vehicles spread out over the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi brands. Nissan will get four new EVs, while its luxury division Infiniti will get two EVs between now and the next five years. There is no word on how the EVs will be spread out to the other brands.

Other automakers including Ford, Toyota, and Volvo all recently set goals to electrify their lineups by next decade.

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