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Nissan To Launch 8 Electrified Cars In Japan By 2022


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Nissan is looking to introduce a flurry of new electrified vehicles in Japan by 2022, with plans to roll out three all-electric cars and five hybrids, according to Automotive News.

At the same time, the automaker is planning to overhaul its dealership network across the globe in an effort to boost customer service, reports Automotive News.

Here’s more from the story:

Nissan wants 40 percent of its domestic sales to be electrified in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023. The ratio will jump to more than half by March 31, 2025.

Among the new electrified vehicles for Japan is an all-electric crossover based on the iMX concept vehicle shown at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Schillaci said. It will be a global vehicle and be equipped with autonomous driving technology. It will arrive in the early 2000s, Schillaci said.

Another vehicle will be a Japan-market minicar.

Infiniti is also expected to get an EV nameplate by 2021, the report says. All together, it’s a big push for Nissan as it tries to boost sales in the EV market. Sales of the Leaf have exceeded 300,000 units globally, and Nissan thinks it can hit 1 million by 2022. I’m excited to see what the minicar ends up looking like.

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