The unprecedented spread of COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses across the world. For the most part, the pandemic has impacted nearly every sector but organisations from around the world, including Nissan, are working together against the virus.
For a long time, the Nissan GT was a Japanese poster child and still largely unknown in other areas of the world. People were only able to get a mere glimpse of this high-performance, high-tech coupe in magazines or video games. Now, the company is manufacturing versions of their prototype Nissan GT-R50 that showed true grit at the Goodwood hill, Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard.
The Nissan Qashqai is a small SUV, a crossover to be more specific, and likely the genesis of all small SUVs. When it first launched more than a decade ago, who could have predicted its tremendous success? Not to mention the sheer number of rivals and imitators it would generate.
Nissan recently announced they have licensed an advanced battery tech to Tokyo-based APB Corporation who is planning on building a factory in Japan with backing from several major companies. They will use Nissan’s latest technology which will enable them to mass-produce cheaper and safer lithium-ion batteries for energy storage.
Nissan’s Pursuit Of Zero-Emission Battery Tech
Nissan started researching and developing their lithium-ion batteries as far back as the early 1990s. Seven years later, the Japanese automaker launched the Prairie Joy EV and became a pioneer in installing lithium-ion batteries in commercial electric vehicles. Looking back at the Prairie Joy EV, it may not have been the best looking car in the world but it was a trendsetter.
Nissan’s iconic best-selling LEAF turns ten this year. And some say a car launched in 2010 is passed it, and in spite of all the updates and upgrades through the years, it is an autumn LEAF that has to fall.
Not so, said Nissan. This is a spring LEAF, new to the season and full of life. The 2020 Nissan LEAF has just budded in the big Northern Hemisphere markets. Although not here yet, we can at least look at what has changed.
Machines are coming to take your job, and once they have it, they will . . . HAHAHAAA!!!! No, actually, they are not.
Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are scary. This is because they, in our lifetime terms, have disrupted and changed the world we work in. People see the factory of the future devoid of people, machines making things, AI deciding how they should make them.
Nissan is a market leader in South Africa, but internationally the brand had slumped in the last few years. But following the upheavals in top management and tensions in the alliance they share with Renault and Mitsubishi, Nissan has finally upped its game again with some exciting new SUVs.
When climate change is pondered, cars and carmakers are usually seen as part of the problem. Nissan, however, has been added to the 2019 CDP A-List for its climate change leadership.
CDP is a non-profit organisation that focusses on building economic stability, and climate change is recognised as the major threat to global economic stability.
The CES is a perfect meeting place for the world’s elite innovators and those in the business of consumer technologies. Nissan was one of many standouts at this year’s event with some seriously impressive developments such as their new lightweight acoustic meta-material.
Japanese car manufacturers have been quietly and politely poking world market for decades. The offerings in the late ‘50s through the ‘60s were underwhelming, to say the least. Their non-descript little econoboxes, well priced and very reliable, found some traction in post-war Europe and Britain, but not very much in Yank-tank USA.