Nissan Motor Co. has announced that it will make all of its new models sold in Europe fully electric by 2030. This move is part of the company’s efforts to accelerate the shift away from gasoline-run vehicles and meet stringent environmental regulations in the region.
The goal is to have 100% of Nissan’s new vehicles sold in Europe be electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida expressed his enthusiasm for this decision, stating that EVs are the ultimate mobility solution. Uchida mentioned that over a million customers have already experienced the fun of driving a Nissan electric vehicle and that there’s no turning back now.
Nissan’s commitment to electric vehicles is not new. In February, the company announced its plan to increase the share of hybrid and all-electric vehicles it sells in Europe to 98%. However, this latest announcement takes it a step further with the goal of achieving complete electrification.
To achieve this target, Nissan plans to launch 27 electric-powered models globally by 2030, with 19 of them being fully electric. Currently, Nissan offers the Leaf compact and the Ariya sport utility vehicles as part of its EV lineup.
Nissan is not alone in its push towards the electric vehicle market. Other Japanese automakers, such as Toyota and Honda, are also seeking to hasten their shift to EVs. Toyota aims to launch 10 new all-electric models and sell 1.5 million EVs annually by 2026. Honda, on the other hand, has committed to making all of its new cars either EVs or hydrogen-driven fuel cell vehicles globally by 2040.
Nissan’s announcement was made at an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of its design center in London. This milestone further demonstrates the company’s dedication to innovation and progress in the automotive industry.
In summary, Nissan’s plan to make all new models sold in Europe fully electric by 2030 is a significant step towards a sustainable future. With the growing demand for electric vehicles and tightening environmental regulations, this decision aligns with the global need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.
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