Nissan Stories September 3

Nissan and Waseda University in Tokyo have been working together since 2017, and today, they announced that they are starting the testing of a recycling process that recovers high-purity, rare-earth compounds from electric vehicle motor magnets.

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Nissan Stories August 26

Nissan has announced that it’s the first Japanese automaker to join a United Nations-supported “Race to Zero” campaign, which is focused on accelerating electric vehicle implementation and reaching carbon neutrality. With the long-established LEAF on the market and an all-electric crossover on the way, Nissan said it aims to make all new-vehicle offerings fully electric… but not until “the early 2030s.”

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Nissan Stories July 1

Nissan has announced a new EV manufacturing hub called EV36Zero in Sunderland, UK, to produce a new electric crossover.

The hub will also include its own battery factory, as previously reported.

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Nissan Stories June 29

Japanese carmaker Nissan is expected to confirm this week that it will build the UK’s first battery gigafactory, according to Sky News. The factory will open in Sunderland in 2024, in the northeast of England, and it’s expected to produce enough batteries for 200,000 electric cars annually.

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Nissan Stories April 2

Nissan has released an update with new footage of the Ariya electric crossover test program ahead of the start of production later this year.

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Nissan Stories March 12

Nissan is now using old Leaf battery packs in some of the robots that are helping to build the Leaf electric cars in the first place.

This is kind of cool!

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Nissan Stories February 12

As the world enters 2021 with a cautious optimism, its global markets are still feeling many of the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic that have yet to be eradicated. Many people have pivoted toward remote work. This has increased smartphone and laptop demand, leading to shortages of essential components like semiconductors. One industry that is beginning to experience the impact of these shortages is automakers. If semiconductor manufacturers can’t catch up, it could spell more delays for several major automotive companies.

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Nissan Stories January 27

Nissan has unveiled a new electric “winter camper” van concept based on its e-NV200 electric van.

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Nissan Stories November 25, 2020

Nissan is reportedly in talks with a little-known US electric pickup startup called Hercules to build an electric version of its Titan pickup truck.

It would be joining Tesla, Ford, Rivian, and others into electrifying the important segment in the US.

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Nissan Stories July 15, 2020

A decade after the introduction of its Leaf compact EV, Nissan tonight officially unveiled the Ariya electric SUV. The Ariya promises to shake up the EV market with an attractive all-electric crossover providing up to 300 miles on a charge — with a base model starting at $40,000. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go on sale until well into 2021.

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Nissan Stories May 28, 2020

Nissan yesterday unveiled its four-year growth plan. The Japanese automaker will “right-size” its production capacity and streamline unprofitable parts of its business. At the same time, Nissan said it would invest in areas of strength, such as sports cars and electric vehicles. That said, Nissan will introduce the Ariya EV to the US in 2021, while most of its EVs will be sold in China.

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Nissan Stories May 4, 2020

At the end of the month, Nissan will present its new “operational performance plan.” Early media reports show that Nissan will expand cooperation with Mitsubishi for plug-in hybrids in Asia and Renault for EVs in Europe. Plans for the Ariya, a new all-electric crossover, remain murky.

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Nissan Stories January 12, 2020

Nissan flew us out to Las Vegas during CES 2020 and put us up, allowing us to get a first-hand drive of the new e-4ORCE AWD technology going into their upcoming Ariya platform vehicles. We got to drive the new technology around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway – a place where exotic supercars are rented out the to wealthy with a backdrop of the Strip and F-35s flying overhead out of Nellis Air Force Base. It was quite the scene.

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Nissan Stories January 8, 2020

It’s that time of year again, and after a few days pounding the pavement of CES, our team came up with four new products deserving of some praise. expand full story

Nissan Stories January 2, 2020

Ivan Espinosa, Nissan’s global product strategist, wants to strengthen the ailing Nissan brand by “bringing more electrification.” For Espinosa, this means more hybrids alongside EVs. Those hybrids can give drivers a sense of an “EV drive feel,” even though a gas engine is used as the source of power. Meanwhile, according to his interview published today in Automotive News, he believes that EV charging has been a “hassle.” Nissan responded by finding better locations for charging ports and making charging connectors more user-friendly.

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Nissan Stories December 4, 2019

Under new leadership, Nissan wants to reclaim its leadership in electric vehicles. But it’s going to downplay affordable electric cars like the Leaf hatchback. Instead, newly minted CEO Makoto Uchida wants Nissan EVs to have robust features, long range, and higher prices that would bring higher profits. The new strategy will start with a new pure-electric crossover SUV, based on the Ariya concept, that would sell in Europe for the equivalent of between $55,000 and $78,000.

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Nissan Stories October 23, 2019

Nissan has shown a closer-to-production version of their upcoming electric crossover based on the IMx concept earlier today at the Tokyo Motor Show.  The new vehicle is called the “Ariya”, and while Nissan is still calling it a “concept,” it seems to be one only in name, as the car is expected to reach production soon.

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Nissan Stories October 1, 2019

While we are waiting for Nissan to unveil its new electric SUV, the Japanese automaker surprised us today with a new urban electric car: The Nissan IMk. expand full story

Nissan Stories August 6, 2019

Nissan and EVgo are announcing today that they are expanding their collaboration and will deploy 200 more fast-charging stations for electric cars in the US. expand full story

Nissan Stories July 30, 2019

Latin America has been underserved by automakers when it comes to electric vehicles, but Nissan is looking to change that by launching the Leaf in the biggest Latin American markets. expand full story

Nissan Stories July 16, 2019

While we are impatiently waiting for Tesla, Rivian, and others to bring their electric pickup trucks to market here in North America, China is already getting some.

Nissan is launching a new electric pickup truck through a Dongfeng joint venture in China: the Dongfeng Rich 6 EV. expand full story

Nissan Stories June 24, 2019

Nissan partnered with Mackie’s of Scotland, an ice cream producer, to create a new version of its e-NV200 all-electric van designed to be a zero-emission ice cream truck. expand full story

Nissan Stories May 30, 2019

As partner Renault mulls a merger with Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, in flux since the arrest and departure of former CEO Carlos Ghosn, may have a stronger position than some anticipated due to its own electric car technology.

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Nissan Stories May 14, 2019

A reeling Nissan is looking to expand its footprint in China’s electric vehicle market by investing in one of the country’s electric startups.

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Nissan Stories March 1, 2019

Nissan has just announced pricing for their upcoming 62kWh Leaf Plus model, which will be available in the US starting later this month.

The starting price comes in just around the expected level, at $36,550.  The Leaf SV Plus will be $38,510, and the top trim, the Leaf SL Plus, is priced at $42,550.

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Nissan Stories February 25, 2019

Last week we were invited to San Diego to drive the new Nissan Leaf Plus, the updated version of the Leaf with a new 62kWh battery pack, which will start sales in March.  We spent the day driving it all through the county on a variety of roads, and came away impressed if not surprised by this iteration on an already-solid package.

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Nissan Stories January 14, 2019

Fresh off its CES LEAF 62kWh unveil, Nissan today at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit took the wraps off its IMS concept car based heavily on its similarly named IMx concept. Have Nissan reached Concept-ception?  expand full story

Nissan Stories November 30, 2018

Under its racing brand Nismo, Nissan unveiled in Tokyo this week a new LEAF-based electric race car with dual motors: the LEAF NISMO RC. expand full story

Nissan Stories November 19, 2018

Carlos Ghosn, the head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and one of the biggest proponents of electrification amongst the leaders of legacy automakers, was arrested in Tokyo today over some ‘serious misconduct’ of a financial nature. expand full story

Nissan Stories November 13, 2018

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance announced today that it invested in Enevate, a battery startup that is claiming breakthroughs including “5-minute fast charging” and “high energy density”. expand full story

Nissan Stories September 14, 2018

Nissan has released more information and pricing today for the 2019 LEAF in the US.

The Japanese automaker said that a “longer-range version will be available in the future”, but it didn’t release any more information about it. expand full story

Nissan Stories September 6, 2018

Nissan and EVgo are today launching their new east coast fast-charging route along the I-95 enabling EV drivers to travel between Washington D.C. and Boston. expand full story

Nissan Stories August 14, 2018

If you have been following Electrek for a while now, you know that we are jealous of the Chinese people because they are getting all the EVs.

Now Nissan’s Dongfeng Motor Chinese joint-venture (DFL) is announcing a new “green vehicle plan” which includes 20 new ‘electrified’ vehicles. expand full story

Nissan Stories August 3, 2018

Nissan wants to ramp up its electrification effort, but it doesn’t want to make its own batteries anymore.

It had a lot of difficulties getting rid of its battery manufacturing subsidiary, but they have now finally found a buyer. expand full story

Nissan Stories July 25, 2018

We are starting to see a few companies looking to enter the camper and motorhome segments with all-electric options.

Nissan is now testing the waters by unveiling an all-electric camper based on the e-NV200 van to be released in Spain. expand full story

Nissan Stories July 19, 2018

Nissan and Nismo, the automaker’s motorsports and in-house tuning division, have been teasing making a version of the new Leaf for a while and it’s now finally happening.

The Japanese automaker has announced the official debut and the start of sales of the new Leaf Nismo by the end of the month. expand full story

Nissan Stories July 9, 2018

Nissan has been trying to get rid of Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), its battery cell subsidiary, for a long time.

Last year, it confirmed that it sold AESC to GSR Capital, a private investment fund based in China, but the Japanese automaker has now confirmed that the transaction failed. expand full story

Nissan Stories July 6, 2018

When Nissan released the next-generation last year, many were disappointed that it didn’t feature the long-anticipated bigger 60 kWh battery pack and quicker fast-charging technology.

Over the last few months, we learned that the updated powertrain is actually coming with the 2019 version of the Leaf.

Now we see the upcoming new electric vehicle leaked in a new fast-charging test by a charging station manufacturer. expand full story

Nissan Stories June 29, 2018

Electric vehicle battery packs are becoming increasingly popular for stationary energy storage projects.

In the latest, Nissan Leaf battery packs are now powering a new large energy storage system at the Johan Cruijff Arena. expand full story

Nissan Stories May 25, 2018

Nissan has a tendency to unveil new versions of the Leaf and not releasing them on the market.

Their latest one is an ‘open-air version’ of the new all-electric LEAF unveiled today. expand full story

Nissan Stories May 11, 2018

Nissan and Renault are planning a series of new electric cars for the Chinese market and they are turning to China’s emerging leading automotive battery maker, Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), to supply them. expand full story

Nissan Stories May 1, 2018

The new Nissan Leaf has revitalized sales of the Japanese automaker’s flagship electric car in several markets, including its own home market and in Europe, but it has yet to have a significant effect on U.S. sales.

Now Leaf sales in the U.S. are just starting to slowly pick up. expand full story

Nissan Stories April 25, 2018

Strong government programs and market conditions have led to rapidly growing electric vehicle demand in China and now automakers are launching vehicles exclusive to the market.

Nissan is the latest to get in on the trend with a new Leaf-based electric car. expand full story

Nissan Stories April 24, 2018

Nissan is now launching the updated version of its e-NV200 electric van with their new 40 kWh battery pack in several markets.

The new electric van features an extended range along with a few new features. expand full story

Nissan Stories April 21, 2018

Some EV enthusiasts were disappointed when Nissan unveiled the new Leaf without a battery pack enabling a range of over 200 miles (~320 km) like the new EVs coming to market this year.

But what Nissan did is manage to still increase the range of the Leaf while maintaining a relatively low price – especially compared to those same new EVs coming to market.

And now they wanted to show us how it can still be a good daily driver and road trip vehicle by inviting us to experience the new Leaf in Southern California this week.  expand full story

Nissan Stories April 20, 2018

Nissan Leaf sales have been jolted back to life in the automaker’s home market after the launch of the latest generation of the all-electric vehicle.

The company now confirms having sold over 100,000 Leafs in Japan since original  launch and are preparing to launch 3 more EVs in the market. expand full story

Nissan Stories April 18, 2018

Similar to how Formula One acted as a test bed and helped advance technologies for the automotive industry, Nissan now wants to leverage EV tech development in the Formula E racing championship for its electric cars. expand full story

Nissan Stories March 26, 2018

Nissan is launching a new program today to replace old LEAF battery packs with “refabricated” packs at a discount over new packs. expand full story

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