Dongfeng-Nissan Reveals Grand Future Electric Car Plans
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.
“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.”