Nissan was an early EV pioneer, but although the LEAF is still a common sight on the streets, sales have been flat in the US. In Japan, however, things look different. According to Nikkei, the LEAF and Nissan’s hybrid models accounted for 25% of sales in fiscal 2018, and the company aims to expand this share to 50% by 2022.
Now Nissan has announced that it will soon offer pure electric versions of all new and redesigned models on the Japanese market.
Nissan hopes that higher volumes of electrified vehicles will help reduce battery costs.
The automaker plans to launch an electric SUV later in 2020, and an electric version of its Dayz minicar in 2021. Several new hybrids are also planned for the Japanese market.
The company’s longer-term plans include more electrified models for Europe and China—it hopes to make EVs and hybrids 50% of sales in Europe and 30% in China by 2022.
Source: Nikkei Asian Review