Nissan has announced that all its new vehicles in key markets would be electrified by the early 2030s, as part of the company’s drive to carbon neutrality by 2050. This is part of a global trend, with Mercedes and Audi recently announcing that they have stopped the development of future internal combustion engines (ICE), and GM also jumping feet first into the fray. In the meantime, Britain has moved their ban on non-electric cars forward by five years to 2030.
Have they all gone mad? Why now? Why so suddenly?
The automotive giant is making headlines once more with its award-winning Nissan e-POWER technology. This proprietary innovation combines a fully electric motor with a petrol engine to charge the battery without having to plug it in.
Nissan e-POWER is derived from the all-new Nissan LEAF, which is the most successful mass-produced electric vehicle to date with Tesla Model 3 close behind. This innovative mass-market fully electric vehicle has sold nearly 500,000 units across the world and that number will only increase as the automotive sector introduces better technologies.
A Nissan innovation known as acoustic meta-material has won an award from Popular Science in a category for best innovations in the automotive sector. Nissan’s noise-reducing material joins several leading companies showing off some of the world’s best car and automotive technologies. These include uniquely shaped airbags, a self-tinting see-through sun visor, fast chargers for electric vehicles and real cruise control on a motorcycle among others.
Nissan has been leading the way in electric car technology for some time and now, they are offering even more value. Customers can pay for parking with electricity when visiting the Nissan Pavilion, an event that showcases the power of EVs and mobility technology.
This year has not been kind to automakers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause havoc across the globe. Despite these challenges though, some companies such as Tesla and Nikola Corp have seen considerable success in the EV market and now it’s time for the new 2021 Nissan Ariya Electric SUV to shine.