Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission Enters Production In China

AUG 27 2018 BY MARK KANE 8

Dongfeng Nissan begins production of its Sylphy Zero Emission

Nissan starts production of its LEAF-based Sylphy Zero Emission electric car in it Huadu plant in China through its Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co. (Dongfeng Nissan) joint venture.

It’s the first electric Nissan built in China specifically for Chinese consumers.

By the end of 2019, DFL will introduce five all-electric cars under the Nissan, Venucia and Dongfeng brands.

Sylphy Zero Emission specs:

  • 38 kWh battery
  • 338 kilometers (210 miles), based on the Chinese testing cycle
  • 80 kW electric motor
  • from 166,000 yuan (over $24,000)

Hiroto Saikawa, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.’s president and CEO said:

“Growth in the Chinese market is a critical part of Nissan’s midterm plan, Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022. China is already the world’s largest automotive market. But China isn’t just a leader in terms of market size: It stands at the forefront of the development of the industry itself. The market is now evolving extremely quickly, especially in the areas of electrification and connectivity. In fact, China is expected to lead the world in the adoption and spread of EVs in the coming years. We’re confident that the Sylphy Zero Emission rolling off the production line today will become a main player in the EV market here. It’s going to pave the way for our Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy in the Chinese market.”

“By the end of 2019, DFL plans to launch five new EV models across the Nissan, Venucia and Dongfeng brands. We’re going to roll out a range of EVs that will appeal to customers within all market segments.”

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Dong Feng (pronounced ‘Fung’) means East Wind if you’re curious; typical former state-owned enterprise learning the ropes of neoliberal corporate free enterprise.

Going to be an interesting the world if & when the Chinese finally start taking their seat at the Big Boys table and independently start bringing innovative and cool stuff to market.

Even though they manufacture so much, outside of DJI, they’re still not quite there yet I guess.

Nice design, I would have gotten this instead of my Leaf, not a big fan of hatchbacks.

Depends on the area. Their cars do not seem very competitive so far; but they are leading in a bunch of areas. Their PV technology for example is top-end; and the popular “filament” LED lights are an entirely Chinese invention AFAIK.

I would like to see this car in the USA… We need some EV’s on the lower end.

Go drive a Tata.

I wonder if this is an indication of the direction on pricing that Nissan plans to take the current 40kWh Leaf once the 200-mile version arrives.

Hard to tell from the article: but the price given is likely to be *with* subsidies — which would mean it’s actually more expensive before subsidies than the Leaf is in other markets.

This looks like a lower-power version of the 2018 Leaf, with the same 80kW motor as 2011-2017 Leafs.

> from 166,000 yuan (over $24,000)

If this is the final price, that’s not very exciting. If, however, this is the price before any incentives, that would be interesting. If Nissan brought this to the US, you could get one for ~17k after the tax credit. It could be the first truly affordable medium-range EV.

Nissan will follow Saab and Volvo.