Nissan’s new industrial plan is called “Ambition 2030” and represents a fundamental crossroads to achieve, by 2050, the coveted carbon neutrality throughout the life cycle of its products. “The role of companies in addressing the needs of society is increasingly important,” says CEO Makoto Uchida: “With Nissan” Ambition 2030 “, we will lead the new era of electrification, develop technologies to reduce carbon footprint and we will pursue new business opportunities. We want to transform Nissan into a deeply sustainable company that plays an important role for customers and society. ”
Therefore, the Japanese giant aims to accelerate the electrification of its range through a five-year investment plan of 15.6 billion euros. Nissan will introduce 23 new electrified models, including 15 100% electric vehicles by 2030, aiming for a mix of electrification of more than 50% globally of the Nissan and Infiniti brands. “With the introduction of 20 new EV and e-POWER models over the next five years, Nissan intends to increase its electrified sales mix in key markets by fiscal year 2026,” said an official statement.
The manufacturer also unveiled three new concept cars, which provide a window into the company’s electrified future. More concretely, the brand’s will is to evolve technologies for lithium-ion batteries and introduce cobalt-free ones in order to reduce the cost of batteries by 65% by 2028. The same year in which Nissan aims to launch the vehicles electric with proprietary solid-state batteries, capable of reducing recharging times to a third and which will be essential to achieve cost parity between electric and gasoline vehicles.
The manufacturer plans to increase its global battery production capacity to 52 GWh by 2026, and 130 GWh by 2030.The company will develop its autonomous driving technologies, introducing next-generation LIDAR systems on each new model. by the end of the decade.
“Battery sustainability will continue to be a priority for Nissan, thanks to its decades of retraining and recycling experience with 4R Energy,” an official statement read. The company intends to roll out its battery regeneration systems outside of Japan with new locations in Europe in fiscal year 2022, and in the United States in fiscal year 2025. “Nissan’s reconditioning infrastructure will support a ‘circular economy in energy management ”, promises the manufacturer.