Nissan is doubling down on its commitment to shift to electric vehicles for its global market. The Japanese car-maker had the headstart on EVs with offerings like the Nissan Leaf in its portfolio. However, things changed as automobile firms across the globe started transitioning their lineups to EVs, while new OEMs also joined the race. Nissan now aims to take the centre stage in the global EV market yet again.
For this, Nissan plans to come up with as many as 27 new electric vehicles by the year 2030. The revised plan increases the previous target of 23 EVs by the end of this decade. Out of the 27 new EVs, 19 models will be pure battery electric vehicles, a number that was restricted to 15 in Nissan’s prior plans. Other units in this lineup are expected to be Nissan’s advanced hybrid e-power cars.
The news has been shared by Nissan on Monday in a global statement. With the new EV models, Nissan now targets to have over 55 percent of its global sales come from greener vehicles. Previously, this target was set to 50 percent of its total lineup by 2030.
Other than the EVs, Nissan will also look to ramp up the production of its electric power trains at its Decherd plant, as mentioned in a report by Reuters. Much of this increase in production will take place at Nissan’s plants in the US, including those in Tennessee and Decherd.
As of now, Nissan sells two electric cars in the US – Nissan Ariya and Nissan Leaf, both of which are popular choices among EV buyers in the country. The company is expected to add three new offerings to its EV lineup by launching Qashqai, Juke, and X-Trail next. All three vehicles will be in an electric SUV format and help Nissan further boost its EV lineup in its global market.