Nissan To Launch 8 New BEVs By FY 2022, Including 3 In Japan

APR 20 2018 BY MARK KANE 13

Nissan announced that Japan will be the flagship market for the implementation of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision during the M.O.V.E. to 2022 midterm plan.

2018 Nissan LEAF

The goal is 40% sales of electric or e-POWER cars by fiscal 2022 and 50% by 2025.

e-POWER is the name for the automaker’s series hybrid powertrain, in which wheels are propelled solely by electric motors, powered by the ICE generator.

To achieve the goal, Nissan intends to introduce in Japan three new electric cars and five or more e-POWER models by the end of fiscal 2022.

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Two of those BEVs are to be production versions of the IMx Concept and an electric kei car.

Globally, there will be 8 new BEVs within that timeframe.

At the same time, Nissan would like to increase its operating margin to 8%.

“Speaking in Yokohama, Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s executive vice president for global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and the battery business and chairman of the Management Committee for Japan/Asia & Oceania, said: “As our domestic market, we are proud that Japan is leading the way forward when it comes to Nissan Intelligent Mobility. This vision is changing the customer experience by delivering technologies and services that are making their lives better and also enabling steady profitable growth through Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022.”

“Nissan is also expanding car sharing services, building on the success of its e-share mobi program.”

“Car sharing will be critical to addressing the long-term opportunity in new mobility services in Japan,” Hoshino added. “We will expand car sharing services from 30 to 500 locations in Japan by the end of our 2018 fiscal year.”

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13 Comments on "Nissan To Launch 8 New BEVs By FY 2022, Including 3 In Japan"

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CDAVIS

From article: “Nissan To Launch 8 New BEVs By FY 2022”
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That’s good.

Hopefully those new BEVs will include a good battery thermal management system… and access to a convenient & reliable fast charge network for those occasional long distance trips.

Gasbag

I’m not so sure this is a good thing. The ePower platform may be the biggest threat to BEVs. It gives most of the benefits/fun of driving electric without the expense or hassles but without a large battery there is little point to adding a plug.

Will

Epower with phev?

CDAVIS
@Gasbag said, “I’m not so sure this is a good thing. The ePower platform may be the biggest threat to BEVs..” —————- ePower is not a threat to pure BEVs. Nissan’s ePower is basically the same series hybrid architecture as GM’s Voltec platform used on the Chevy Volt… so nothing new there… Chevy Volt has been in production since 2010. The Chevy Volt is not a threat to the Chevy Bolt. The reason Nissan and GM/Chevy are building these series hybrids is because these traditional car makers are more comfortable in building ICE range extenders than getting into the business of building access to a nation wide (or international) convenient and reliable fast charge network for those occasional long distance trips. ePower allows Nissan to sell BEV hybrids to it’s customers that require a convenient & reliable range extender solution and also sell pure BEVs to those customers that don’t mind being range constrained. So ePower is basically a bridge-solution for Nissan while Nisssn waits for someone else to build out the fast charge network. Problem for Nissan is that Tesla is already on the other side of that bridge and quickly gaining additional EV market share. In the meantime,… Read more »
Gasbag

@cdavis

There are two big differences with the Bolt and e-POWER. The Bolt has a plug and a big battery. The e-POWER Note has been the best selling car in Japan for a couple of years. The inability to charge it makes it closer to a Toyota Prius. There is no reason to add a plug because the battery is 1.5 kWh. Like the original Prius it is 100% powered by gasoline. It is a threat because people will buy this rather than a more expensive or more limited BEV.

Gasbag

I meant Volt not Bolt.

CDAVIS

@Gasbag said: “There are two big differences with the Bolt and e-POWER. The Bolt has a plug and a big battery…”
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Yes I do realize ePower is basically a Volt series hybrid but with a smaller battery and no plug… so a Volt light. I believe it will serve as a transitional gateway to pure BEV more than it will deter migration towards pure BEV.

ffbj

Looks like a yes to number one, probably a no to number two.

Benz

First of those eight new BEV’s will not be unveiled in 2018, I think.

Or Nissan could just reveal the Leaf 8 more times.

Will

Theres the Leaf E+, Leaf SUV, Leaf Nismo, Infinity EV, Nissan concept mx, NS200. Thats 6. What will be the other two models

ffbj

Will they go with LG Chem for the new battery? They sold off the division that made their batteries.
Seems like it would be an admission that their batteries were, are, inferior.

Will

knowing Nissan they might go with Samsung