Nissan to establish EV battery plants in Japan & Britain
Nissan Motor Co will partners with China-based battery maker Envision AESC group to establish new battery plants for electric vehicles in Japan and United Kingdom. It is going to invest over 200 billion yen ($1.82 billion) and will start making batteries in two new plants by 2024. It aims for a total capacity of 700,000 EVs per year. Let us read more about Nissan EV battery plants.
Nissan EV battery plants
Nissan spokeswoman said, “Nissan will continue to accelerate electrification toward carbon neutrality, however, we have no further plans to announce at this time.” Nissan and Renault Renault Chief Executive Luca de Meo are partnering this month to use the same battery technology.
Nissan has already been sharing common platforms, powertrains and components with Renault and Mitsubishi. Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s COO said “That’s why we are shifting the gear of further synergies using electrification as the main pillar.”
The focus will be on sharing batteries, electric powertrains and electronic architecture. Gupta said that it had battery sourcing in China, Japan, Europe and the United States. The alliance together made sales of more than 7.8 million cars last year, about 23% down from 2019.
Nissan is one of the world’s first car makers to bring the fully electric vehicle with its Leaf model. It will share the platform for its upcoming all-electric Ariya SUV with Renault.
The Nissan Ariya is an upcoming electric car and is the purest expression of intelligent mobility. The Ariya, an all-electric SUV concept is 4.6m long and 1.92m wide, a little shorter but wider than the Nissan’s present X-Trail, the roofline is 100mm lower than that a car is good.
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