Nissan details higher output e-Power series hybrid system for Europe

Nissan has been selling its e-Power series hybrid system for a few years now. Initially available only in Asia, it will arrive in Europe this year on the new Qashqai. This latest version has been tuned specifically for the European market and is the second version of this system. It uses a 156-hp 1.5-liter VC-Turbo […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 5/10/2022
Nissan previews next update to ProPilot system

Nissan has previewed the next evolution of its ProPilot semi-autonomous driving assistance system. This upgrade includes what the automaker calls Ground Truth Perception technology, which now includes LiDAR sensors complementing radar and camera. The system can now detect the shape and distance of an object and structures in the area surrounding the vehicle in real-time […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 5/2/2022
Refreshed 2023 Nissan Leaf streamlined to two models

The refreshed 2023 Nissan Leaf has arrived in North America at the 2022 New York Auto Show sporting a lightly tweaked look just like the European-spec model. That means the chrome V pattern in the enclosed grille is gone and you now have headlights that have been reshaped ever so slightly. Nissan’s new logo has […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 4/11/2022
Nissan shows off prototype solid-state battery production facility

Nissan has unveiled its prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery cells. The site is located inside the Nissan Research Center in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan where it will play a crucial role in the development of this type of technology. As part of its Ambition 2030 plan, Nissan aims to launch a battery-electric vehicle equipped […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 4/8/2022
Nissan introduces a new hybrid powertrain on the Juke

Nissan has introduced a new hybrid powertrain and it appears to be a power split setup instead of the series layout used by its current e-Power vehicles. Debuting first on the European market Juke, the Japanese automaker calls this a “true multimodal” hybrid system. The 1.6-liter engine was developed specifically for this hybrid powertrain and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 4/5/2022
Nissan doubles down on electrification, ends investment in pure internal combustion engines

Nissan has revealed that it will have a total of six electrified vehicles for Europe coming this summer. This announcement also disclosed that the automaker will no longer launch pure internal combustion engines in Europe starting in 2023. By 2026, it expects its sales mix to make up 75 percent electrified vehicles and is aiming […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 3/24/2022
Refreshed Nissan Leaf gets new logo, mild exterior revisions

The refreshed Nissan Leaf has officially landed in Europe. This compact battery-electric vehicle gets a refreshed exterior that’s more streamlined and gives the car the new Nissan family look. Most of the major changes are in the front fascia where you find reshaped headlights. Nissan also deleted the chrome piece that formed an outline of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 2/23/2022
Nissan to build two BEVs in the U.S., invests $500 million in Mississippi assembly plant

Nissan has announced that it will transform its Canton, Mississippi facility into the center for battery-electric vehicle production in the United States. The assembly plant currently builds the Frontier and Titan pickup trucks and the Altima mid-size sedan. In total, Nissan will invest $500 million to preserve and upskill 2,000 jobs with the production of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 2/17/2022
Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance announces 2030 road map, will introduce 35 new EVs

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance has announced its strategy toward full electrification by 2030. It will focus on the mobility value chain by expanding its platform sharing, which will expand to 80 percent (from 60 percent) in 2026 throughout the 90 models across all brands. According to the alliance, this will allow each member to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 1/31/2022
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to announce 2030 EV Plan this week: Report

It appears the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance will further solidify its commitment to electrification this week. Two people in the know told Reuters that the three companies will jointly announce their plans to develop more battery-electric vehicles as more pressure comes from emerging competitors and to address the shift toward EVs. The alliance members are reportedly making […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 1/27/2022