Nissan targets one million Electric Cars yearly sales by 2022
Among the protagonists of the future mobility is Nissan, which in the medium term has set itself the ambitious goal of selling one million electric cars a year by 2022. It is one of the cornerstones of the Nissan MOVE plan, which includes also the development of 8 new fully electric cars following the success of the Leaf, a pioneer of zero-emission mobility since 2010 and the car of the year 2011.
The words of Philippe Klein, Nissan’s Chief Planning Officer, leave no room for doubt on the intentions of the Yokohama House: “Our technological and product strategy is aimed at positioning Nissan as a leader in the evolution in the automotive, technology and Our commitment is focused on the implementation of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, based on the three elements of electrification, autonomous driving and connectivity through new mobility services”.
A strategy that also includes a wider product availability in terms of electrification. China, driven by a new C-segment of electric cars inspired by Nissan LEAF technology, plus an All-A-SUV developed by the Alliance (Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi) in collaboration with Dongfeng.
At the same time, Nissan will evolve the hybrid e-Power technology to progressively expand it also to the Infinity brand, whose electrified models will represent, according to estimates, 50% of sales. The plan also includes a Crossover based on the Nissan IMx Concept, intended for the European, US and Asian markets. The second cornerstone of the Nissan M.O.V.E. it concerns autonomous driving, with the target, aligned to the electrification program, of integrating the ProPILOT technology on 20 models for 20 markets by 2022.
For this date, Nissan aims to sell 1 million vehicles equipped with ProPILOT technology per year. In terms of connectivity, the Alliance Connected Cloud was announced in all new Nissan, Infinity and Datsun brand cars. It will be the database of new connected vehicles like those already in circulation, as well as supporting increasingly advanced infotainment services.