Nissan is back with 3 EVs and solid-state batteries

In a dedicated event, Nissan has announced a slew of updates, particularly tailored for the European market. With a vision aimed at reinvigorating its presence, the company plans to introduce 30 new models by 2027, including 8 electric vehicles. These EVs are strategically aimed at the European market, which has been predominantly driven by the success of the Qashqai model.

However, Nissan’s ambitions stretch beyond Europe, as the company aims to capture over 1 million new customers globally. To achieve this, Nissan plans to differentiate its technologies and powertrains according to local regulations and market demands.

The new Nissan Micra and Leaf

Among the most exciting revelations is the introduction of electric successors to the Micra and Leaf models.

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The first model, derived from the 20-23 concept unveiled in 2023, will serve as the electric successor to the Nissan Micra. Nissan intends to enter this vehicle into the market with a competitive price point, although specific figures have not yet been disclosed. This move places Nissan in direct competition with other players in the growing segment of small electric vehicles, which includes models like the Mini, Fiat 500, Dacia Spring, Renault 5, Cupra Raval, and Volkswagen ID.2.

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Additionally, Nissan will introduce a production version of the Chill-Out concept car, first showcased in 2021, as the successor to the Leaf. This compact crossover aims to capture the imagination of European consumers and is expected to be among the first models in Nissan’s new lineup.

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Furthermore, Nissan plans to bring to market two prototypes showcased at the 2023 Tokyo Motor Show: the Hyper Urban, possibly the successor or a new generation of the Qashqai, and the new Juke. All these new models will be manufactured in the United Kingdom, leveraging shared technologies and components to optimize production costs. The Chill-Out is expected to lead the pack in debuting, followed closely by the other two models.

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In addition to new vehicles, Nissan promises a “battery revolution” with its upcoming generation of electric vehicles. The company aims to reduce battery costs by up to 30% compared to the Ariya model. By 2030, Nissan forecasts that the production costs of electric vehicles will be on par with those of combustion-engine vehicles.

Specifically, Nissan plans to introduce two new types of batteries by 2028: one without cobalt and another based on solid-state technology. The latter, in particular, promises higher energy density and significantly reduced charging times, paving the way for a new generation of electric vehicles that meet all consumer needs.

Nissan’s ambitious plans underscore its commitment to innovation and electrification, positioning the company at the forefront of the evolving automotive landscape. As the industry continues to embrace sustainable solutions, Nissan’s vision for the future signals a bold step towards shaping the next era of mobility.

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