Dongfeng-Nissan Reveals Grand Future Electric Car Plans

AUG 14 2018 BY MARK KANE 9

Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture targets 30% electrified sales by 2022

Dongfeng Motor Company Limited (DFL), a Chinese joint venture between Nissan and Dongfeng, re-confirmed its goal to introduce 20 electrified models (all-electric or e-POWER series hybrids) under four brands by 2022.

The “Green 2022 Plan” rollout envisions a focus on green products, production and materials reuse. Some 30% of total car sales by the DFL are to be electrified models.

DFL will begin by utilizing electric Nissan tech, but at the same time within three years key e-components will be 100% localized.

Currently, Nissan e-Power series hybrids are non-plug-ins, but that could change at some point in the future if particular models are equipped with bigger batteries.

The Dongfeng Motor Company Limited (DFL), a Chinese joint venture between Nissan and Dongfeng, re-confirmed its goal to introduce 20 electrified models (all-electric or e-POWER series hybrids) under four brands by 2022.

“As part of its green production efforts, energy-saving methods will be applied to operations, and three solar power generation parks will be established, with the goal of achieving a 20% reduction in energy consumption and a CO2 emission reduction equivalent to the absorption of 200,000 mu of forest (accumulated to 2022).

Additionally, intelligent water systems will contribute to a 35% reduction in water usage. And to reduce environmental pollutants, an investment of RMB 1 billion will be made to upgrade 27 paint shops in Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Xiangyang and Dalian, reducing VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions by 50%.

Further, DFL plans to introduce advanced battery regeneration technology to lower environmental pollution, increase vehicle recycling value and reduce waste. Commercial energy storage will put recycled batteries to use, providing a stable power supply for local communities and industries once energy users reach peak electricity consumption.”

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jim stack

But will Nissan ever correct the Wilting battery packs? Most other aspects of the car are great but the battery which is half the car is the worst on the market. Fix it or get out of the business. It has defeated so many buyers that never want to drive electric again.

John

You beat me to it.

William

Battery capacity loss/ degradation is a well known 2011-17 Leaf trait, and a topic of much discussion, on the MyNissanLeaf Forum.

A good rule of thumb, for Leaf battery degradation, in moderate climates (70-90*F average daytime temps.) is about 1% battery capacity loss every 120 days (3% per year, w/variable of + or – 1/2%). This is basically within the Nissan 24 & 30 kWh separate (5 yr. / 8 yr.) battery warranty guidelines.

YRMV depending on many charging/discharging externalities.

“Wilt” the 2018 Leaf follow suit?

Vexar

Thanks for sharing what sounds utterly painful. I just met up with a Leaf owner this afternoon, and he’s getting about 40-50 miles of range on his 2012 Leaf. I really hope there’s a service option to get a replacement battery pack soon. Otherwise, these cars are going to be limping around the junk yard in about 5 years.

Djoni

It should, but if it’s in Nissan plan, it would affect sales of the new model, something that their shareholders don’t want.

Not only a replacement battery option but a replacement with improved capacity and temperature controls one would be awesome.
Imagine an old 40 mile range Leaf becomes a 150 miles one in just one part replacement.
Because, like some say, the car work great in general, but lack range.

And there is something available in Japan with good old cells left in the useless pack assemble together to form original pack specification at a much lower price than getting a new And there is something available in Japan with good old cells left in the useless pack assemble together to form original pack specification at a much lower price than getting a new one.
https://insideevs.com/nissan-introduces-refabricated-batteries-for-older-leaf-in-japan-from-new-4r-plant/

Brandon

It’s definitely an issue right now. If Nissan doesn’t offer a solution that costs $3-$4k instead of $7,500, they’re really doing a disservice to early LEAF owners and the cars.
Nissan recently discontinued their battery out of warranty assistance program, so they had better offer something else in the next few months here in the US!!

G2

Even those with “wilting” Leaf batteries will never abandon EVs, so your statement is a gross exageration.

One model only powered by gasoline and one only powered by electricity. Talk about putting the opposites in the same announcement.

Nissan is starting to look like Toyota, more laggard than leader.

Benz

“20 electrified models under four brands by 2022”

But probably nothing in 2018, right?