Nissan To Launch 8 BEVs By 2022, Targets 1 Million Electrified Annual Sales

MAR 23 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 21

In Japan, Nissan just laid out its future electrified plans, which include the development and launch of at least 8 new pure electric vehicles by 2022.

The automaker says that it’s building on the raging success of its LEAF, the world’s #1 selling electric car.

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Unlike most other automakers, electrified here doesn’t mean mostly hybrids. Yes, there will be some hybrids, under the e-Power moniker, but the big news is surely the introduction of these 8 new BEVs.

Not all of these BEVs will be sold in the U.S. though. In fact, it seems the focus is more abroad. According to Nissan, an electric car offensive will be jump started in China where it will sell various EVs under different brands.

“As part of its electrification strategy, Klein said Nissan will launch a product offensive in China led by a new C-segment electric vehicle this year, derived from Nissan LEAF technology. The product offensive will also include an affordable EV in China through the Alliance joint venture eGT New Energy Automotive. This new affordable electric vehicle will be jointly developed by the Alliance and Dongfeng on an A-segment SUV platform.”

“Two further electric vehicle derivatives are also being prepared for the Venucia brand.”

In addition, a Japanese kei car will be offered in pure electric form in Japan. Kei cars are hugely popular there, so this vehicle should be a success.

Nissan IMx KURO concept

The last of the pure electric offerings outlined in this new plan is the “global electric crossover” vehicle. This, as we confirmed the other day, will be inspired by the Nissan IMX concept.

Moving back to the electrified discussion, which includes those non plug-in hybrids, Nissan says it targets annual sales of 1 million by 2022. There’s no breakdown target for plug-ins only though.

“Nissan expects that electrified vehicles – including electric vehicles and e-POWER models – will make up 40% of the company’s sales in Japan and Europe by 2022 and 50% by 2025. In the U.S., the expectation is about 20-30% by 2025, while in China it’s 35-40%.”

Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept

There’s a small mention of Infiniti too, though we wouldn’t read to deeply into it, as the automaker has officially committed to just one BEV in the near term:

“INFINITI will accelerate the electrification trend, with new models being either pure electric vehicles or utilizing e-POWER technology from fiscal year 2021. By 2025, INFINITI expects electrified vehicles to comprise 50% of its global sales.”

 

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Press blast below:

Nissan aims to sell 1 million electrified vehicles a year by FY2022

Nissan M.O.V.E to 2022 midterm plan targets technology evolution with electric vehicle leadership, autonomous driving expansion and the delivery of mobility services

YOKOHAMA, Japan (March 23, 2018) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled plans to launch growing numbers of electrified vehicles, expand and evolve autonomous driving systems, and accelerate vehicle connectivity as part of its Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 midterm plan.

Among the targets, Nissan is aiming to sell 1 million electrified vehicles – either pure electric models or those with e-POWER powertrains – annually by fiscal year 2022.

As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company also intends to:

  • Develop eight new pure electric vehicles, building on the success of the new Nissan LEAF;
  • Launch an electric car offensive in China under different brands;
  • Introduce an electric “kei” mini-vehicle in Japan;
  • Offer a global crossover electric vehicle, inspired by the Nissan IMx Concept;
  • Electrify new INFINITI models from fiscal year 2021;
  • Equip 20 models in 20 markets with autonomous driving technology; and,
  • Reach 100% connectivity for all new Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun cars sold in key markets by the end of the plan.

Philippe Klein, Nissan’s chief planning officer, said, “Our product and technology strategy is dedicated to positioning Nissan to lead the automotive, technology and business evolution. Our efforts are focused on delivering Nissan Intelligent Mobility, encompassing the three core elements of electrification, autonomous drive, connectivity and new mobility services.”

Speaking at a media briefing alongside senior vice presidents Takao Asami and Ogi Redzic, who lead the respective autonomous driving and connectivity projects at the Alliance, Klein reaffirmed that the midterm plan aims to boost annualized revenue by 30% to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal year 2022. The company is also targeting an 8% core operating profit margin and cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen.

Klein pledged to leverage the platform and powertrain assets of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to support the company’s goals.

Electrification

As part of its electrification strategy, Klein said Nissan will launch a product offensive in China led by a new C-segment electric vehicle this year, derived from Nissan LEAF technology. The product offensive will also include an affordable EV in China through the Alliance joint venture eGT New Energy Automotive. This new affordable electric vehicle will be jointly developed by the Alliance and Dongfeng on an A-segment SUV platform.

Two further electric vehicle derivatives are also being prepared for the Venucia brand.

Nissan will also continue to expand its e-POWER technology, already offered on the Nissan Note and Nissan Serena in Japan. More than 129,000 Note e-POWER models were sold in Japan in its first year, with more than two-thirds of Note customers opting for e-POWER models versus the baseline model.

Nissan expects that electrified vehicles – including electric vehicles and e-POWER models – will make up 40% of the company’s sales in Japan and Europe by 2022 and 50% by 2025. In the U.S., the expectation is about 20-30% by 2025, while in China it’s 35-40%.

INFINITI will accelerate the electrification trend, with new models being either pure electric vehicles or utilizing e-POWER technology from fiscal year 2021. By 2025, INFINITI expects electrified vehicles to comprise 50% of its global sales.

Autonomous driving

As part of its strategy for autonomous driving systems, Nissan announced plans to deploy ProPILOT technology in 20 models in 20 markets by 2022. The company expects to sell 1 million ProPILOT-equipped vehicles a year by 2022.

This will be followed by enhancing ProPILOT to automate multilane driving on highways and managing vehicle destinations. The enhanced capability will be introduced in Japan as a pilot project within one year.

Asami said, “Based on Nissan’s history of providing world-first safety technologies, we continue to evolve autonomous technology towards hands-free, eyes-off convenience in all environments. Already we have more vehicles on the road with semi-autonomous capabilities than any other automaker, and we continue to learn from this experience to bring benefits to customers.”

Connectivity and mobility services

Redzic announced an objective to offer connectivity for 100% of new Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun cars sold in key markets, enabled by the launch of the Alliance Connected Cloud.

“The Alliance Connected Cloud will allow for all of the Alliance companies to integrate the data management of future, current and past connected vehicles – new models and those already on the road,” said Redzic. “It will support infotainment services, as well as a single communication mechanism to facilitate updates over the air for all vehicles.”

The Alliance Connected Cloud provides a foundation to enable the expansion of connected and mobility services for Nissan, including robo-vehicle ride-hailing services. Nissan tested its first robo-vehicle ride-hailing service called “Easy Ride” with partner DeNA earlier this month. By the early 2020s, Nissan aims to provide commercial services directly to customers.

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21 Comments on "Nissan To Launch 8 BEVs By 2022, Targets 1 Million Electrified Annual Sales"

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I don’t need a brand new Nissan EV. I would just like the E NV200 to be available in the US. Ive been waiting since 2013. I’m on Leaf number 3 and while they are awesome, i really need the van.

Me too it has been long ,I need the van but with 60kw

I believe them. Leaf, leaf suv, nissan bev sedan, infinity bev, kei bev, e-power plug in hybrids on their top of the line cars and trucks

They’re still not going to sell a single one to me until they adopt a real thermal management system for their batteries. All the assurances in the world won’t convince me that a “lizard” battery is sufficient because no other manufacturer is willing to go without the extra insurance of thermal management, and especially because no affordable replacement packs are available yet,

They’ve fixed the “too ugly to buy” but I’m still a frustrated potential customer who was planning to buy a Leaf all the way back at the original launch.

Thanks to Nissan for all they’ve done so far but I hope they address this soon.

My current needs require 150 real world miles in all four seasons (plus more to allow for degradation and unexpected side trips) but I should be back in a BEV capable use profile with a year or so… I have a Camry hybrid for now but hopefully have several viable BEV choices soon.

You wont have to wait too much longer, next years 60kwh Leaf will have a Thermal Managment System. downside is, that car will likely cost around 35k base.

I don’t understand this. Why do people rail on automakers for not making a car to their exact specifications? You’re just like everybody else in the marketplace. You have to buy the car that most closely matches what you want.

You can buy a Tesla Model 3 or a Bolt.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

…..and he wants a car with a REAL TMS.

You need to read up on this issue and what the side effects are.
Page EV-20 in the PDF..
https://owners.nissanusa.com/content/techpub/ManualsAndGuides/LEAF/2018/2018-LEAF-owner-manual.pdf

The battery performs less when hot and cold. DC Fast charge is reduced due to heat. Brake regen is disabled due to heat and cold so you will be using the friction brake.

I’m not railing against the automakers, I’m explaining why I’m still on the sidelines and explaining what it will take to bring me on board.

The Bolt is pretty awesome but barely has enough range to cover my current daily need during frigid weather, and that’s not even allowing anything at all for side trips or capacity degradation over time. Cold weather and capacity loss are important issues that are frequently glossed over, like when Nissan released the first Leaf.

It won’t be long before my needs change to be less demanding, which will probably coincide with when affordable EVs that meet my current needs will come to market…

I just want to say, I truly hate the fact that everyone seems to agree, that Americans will be slower to switch over to electric vehicles. We should be leading the charge, because they are literally better then gas/diesel in every way (except refill time). I’m hope by the early 2020’s, when they start to price match their gas counterparts, they will be adopted at an extremely high rate. I’ve owned a Leaf for 7 months, it has downsides, terrible range &looks ugly, but I love to drive it, smooth acceleration, with no gears shifting, that’s what truly sells electrics, getting people to drive them.
Once they do, I believe their mentality will shift.

As for the articles topic, good, I’m glad to see Nissan pushing hard…but again, it would be nice if they targeted the North American continent harder.

And range.

And price.

And resale value.

And quality.

And who could possibly know how well your battery will perform after 200,000 miles?

EU will lead, we have much higher gas prices here. And not as many 4wd 3-ton trucks.

When you consider the hundreds of dollars your Leaf is costing in depreciation *every month*, it’s not so great.

My 12 Leaf cost lost over $600 in value every month; thankfully, mine was a lease.

Don’t forget the economics of producing EVs. If they were profitable, EVs would be top sellers even without subsidies.

Most mfrs build EVs only because they *have to*. Tesla is all-in, but they’re hemorrhaging money – not just due to R&D and capital costs, but because it’s really hard to make money on an electric car.

So don’t expect Nissan or Ford to build lots of BEVs for affordable prices when they can print money producing Altimas and F-150s.

If you have a place to plug-in overnight, EVs are already better in “refueling time” than a gas car.

Since I switched to an EV I spend way less time “refueling” than when I had a gas car. Plugging in when you park and coming back to a full car is the best feeling. (And, the outlier event of “super charging” or whatever, is only getting more rare and faster with each passing year and technology improvement.)

I was walking the other day and cut a corner through a gas station. I had forgotten how dirty those places are… and felt sorry for all those people standing by their cars filling up.

For commuting yes, but not for trips. The hangup with most current EVs is they are great commuting vehicles, not long trip vehicles. Tesla is maybe an exception here, but still requires some inconvenience for long trips.

I would love to have an EV, but even the more affordable 2018 models require renting a gasoline car to go anywhere interesting. Some fairly large urban areas do not have DC fast charging to say nothing of smaller rural areas. Heck, even in some of the bigger cities you can browse the PlugShare app and see over and over the loan DC fast charger is inop…so much for getting back home.

A couple of questions:

What are the 8 models? Do we have a complete list, of what type of vehicles they will be?

Will they all be sold in the US, or is it 8 total in various places around the world?

It sounds like mostly China, at least 4 EVs for China market. An A and C segment vehicle parterned with eGT joint venture and 2 under Venucia brand.

My guess is US only gets a few of those, their expectation for US is only 20-30% electrified by 2025 while Europe they have at 50%. My guess is China goes even faster.

“In addition, a Japanese kei car will be offered in pure electric form in Japan. ” Well certainly not PHEV — no room to stuff two drivetrains in (-:
But why not simply update the i-MiEV? The excuse that Mitsu has no money for investment is no longer true (if it ever was), after the semi-merger.
No need to change the fully-amortized body design, which is efficient and useful: Just a slight update of motor power, and 50-75% update of battery capacity, which should be doable with no form-factor or weight change, given the design launched mid-mid2009 and hasn’t changed since. a 24-28kW i-MiEV would easily do 100-110 mi. EPA in (sub)urban driving, fine for commuting/errands.

Bring back the Cube and make it an EV. Also make the rear seats fold flat and lower like a Scion xB and put a fricking outside temp gauge in every model, you Nissan cheapskates.

This is BS it is way way too slow.