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Japanese firm will launch 14 pure-ICE and 16 electrified models over the next two years

Nissan will launch 30 new cars over the next two years, as part of a revised business plan dubbed The Arc.

Sixteen of them will use electrified powertrains, while 60% of Nissan’s current combustion-engined cars will be refreshed.

Six all-new models are promised to be launched in Europe, with Nissan aiming for EVs to comprise 40% of its sales in the region by 2026. 

The Japanese firm is set to significantly ramp up its electrification efforts after 2026, launching an additional 20 hybrids, plug-in hybrids and EVs.

It expects electrified cars to account for 40% of its global sales mix by 2026 and 60% by 2030 – up by 5% compared with the forecast released in February 2023, which in turn was 5% higher than that published in 2021.

As part of its The Arc plan, Nissan aims to bring the cost of its electric cars into line with its ICE cars by 2030, using next-generation batteries and new development and production techniques.

Key to slashing prices will be the development of electric cars in “families” based around EV-specific architectures, mirroring the approach used by the Renault Group, Stellantis and the Volkswagen Group, among others.

The first car based on a new platform will arrive in 2027, and subsequent models based on it will be four months quicker and half as expensive to develop, according to Nissan.

Nissan 30 cars by 2026 teaser – rear

Platform sharing will also allow the firm to adopt a new modular manufacturing method, reducing production times by 20%.

Nissan said it will also look to group source components to cut costs. This comes after it last week announced plans to collaborate with Honda on the procurement of parts for future EVs.

The firm also believes it can “significantly enhance” nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) batteries, such as those used in the current Ariya electric SUV, to double energy density and halve charging times.

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Meanwhile, the cost of lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) packs will supposedly be cut by 30% compared with that in the Japanese-market Sakura kei car.

These next-generation batteries will arrive alongside solid-state cells in 2028, Nissan claimed.

Charlie Martin

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Title: Editorial Assistant, Autocar

As a reporter, Charlie plays a key role in setting the news agenda for the automotive industry. He joined Autocar in July 2022 after a nine-month stint as an apprentice with sister publication, What Car?. He's previously contributed to The Intercooler, and placed second in Hagerty’s 2019 Young Writer competition with a feature on the MG Metro 6R4

He is the proud owner of a Fiat Panda 100HP, and hopes to one day add a lightweight sports car like an Alpine A110 or a Lotus Elise S1 to his collection.

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catnip 26 March 2024

Platform sharing with Honda gets a mention, but not with Renault?

ianp55 25 March 2024

Six new models in under three years is a quite ambitious target, a replacement for the Leaf & Micra seems the most urgent perhaps a completely new Juke as well. They need a halo car as well will they reconsider selling the 400Z here as well, On the commercial side the NV200 is getting a bit long in the tooth and a pick up to replace the Navarra could do well too  

WonkoTheSaneUK 25 March 2024

Last I heard, the Micra replacement will be a rebadged Renault 5 EV, the Leaf replacement will be yet another crossover EV, and the eNV200 has already been replaced by the Townstar, a rebadged Renault Kangoo EV.