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Nissan builds pilot solid-state battery plant in Japan

Japanese automaker Nissan is building an all-solid-state battery pilot line at its Yokohama Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture, as part of its plan to promote the development and manufacturing of solid-state technologies. Nissan aims to launch EVs, including pickup trucks, equipped with the batteries by fiscal year 2028 under its Nissan Ambition 2030 plan. The company… Read more »

Nissan to use solid-state batteries, gigacasting in its next-gen EVs

Nissan, Japan’s third-biggest automaker by volume, plans to begin producing solid-state batteries for EVs at scale by early 2029, and will also use Tesla-style gigacasting machines in order to increase efficiency and drive down costs on its future EV models. Solid-state batteries are expected to deliver faster charging and longer lifespans than current Li-ion designs…. Read more »

Altilium partners with Nissan on EV battery recycling project

Nissan’s factory in Sunderland, England is ending production of the LEAF after 13 years—but that doesn’t mean the automaker is giving up on the UK EV market. On the contrary, Nissan is planning to build two new EVs at the plant, and is also working on a UK battery factory. A further sign of Nissan’s… Read more »

Nissan is ramping up EV production at its UK factory—but will it have enough batteries?

The beleaguered English auto industry got some good news this week, as Nissan and its partners announced plans to invest some £2 billion to build three electric car models at its Sunderland factory, which employs about 6,000 workers (and indirectly supports thousands more). To support the new EV production, a new battery gigafactory will be… Read more »

Nissan global EV sales top one million units

Nissan has announced that total worldwide sales of its EVs have surpassed one million. The company’s biggest seller, the Nissan LEAF, which was introduced in 2010, has sold more than 650,000 units in approximately 50 markets concentrated in Japan, the US and Europe. Other Nissan EVs include the Sakura minivehicle and the Ariya crossover, both… Read more »

Nissan to adopt Tesla’s NACS for Ariya and future EV models

Nissan has reached an agreement with Tesla to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) beginning in 2025, becoming the first Japanese automaker to do so. This will be the third fast charging standard for Nissan, which used the CHAdeMO standard before switching to CCS in 2020. From 2024, Nissan will make available a NACS… Read more »

New Zealand firm offers improved LFP battery packs for Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is a historic and much-loved vehicle. First-generation (2011-2016) Leafs lack the range that current EV buyers expect, but thousands of owners (including your correspondent) still find them to be delightful daily drivers. One of the many nifty things about EVs is that it’s possible to replace a degraded or damaged battery pack… Read more »

Hitachi Astemo to provide JATCO with inverters and motors for future Nissan EVs and PHEVs

Hitachi Astemo will provide inverters and motors to Tier 1 supplier JATCO, which in turn will supply e-axles to Nissan for future EVs and e-POWER plug-in hybrids. Hitachi Astemo aims to expand sales of its electric axles to automakers, and also plans to supply motors and inverters for electric axles assembled by vehicle and gearbox… Read more »

Nissan begins European production of new electric Townstar delivery van

Nissan has begun production of its new Townstar EV delivery van, to be sold in select European markets. Built on a shared CMF-C platform, the new vehicle will be manufactured at the Renault plant in Maubeuge, France. The Townstar will replace the NV200 and NV200e in Nissan’s light commercial vehicle lineup. The Townstar EV’s powertrain… Read more »

Nissan exec: EV batteries lasting longer than predicted

If you use social media, you probably see a never-ending stream of “articles” insisting that EV batteries wear out in a few years, making the cars worthless, that they can’t be recycled, they’re full of poisonous chemicals, yada yada yada. That would be news to Nissan’s UK Marketing Director Nic Thomas. “Almost all of the… Read more »