In Europe, Nissan has been introducing various electric vehicles as it ramps up toward an EV-dominated future. Although the same vehicles haven’t been announced for the U.S., the Nissan lineup does include the LEAF, which is a great eco-friendly option for drivers in the states.
The Nissan LEAF has long been a popular all-electric vehicle in the U.S., and it indicates the brand’s commitment to electrification in its lineup. As is evident of this commitment, Gareth Dunsmore, the electric vehicle director for Nissan Europe, announced that the European portfolio of EVs would broaden. Some of the new vehicles in that portfolio will be entirely electric, while others will utilize e-power technology.
E-power vehicles use a small internal combustion engine to charge the battery pack, eliminating any fears over range. The fuel-efficient Note e-power model has already found success in Japan, so it stands to reason that similar vehicles may do well in Europe.
In 2020, the Nissan IMx concept crossover is also set to hit certain markets in 2020. This coincides with the plan for Nissan to have pure electric vehicles. As stated by Dunsmore, EV-modifiable internal combustion engine platforms and bespoke EV platforms are also going to be created.
There are still many unknown details about the new vehicles, such as if they will be coming to the U.S. However, it’s clear that electrification is important to Nissan and its future strategy.
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