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Nissan announces electric vehicle plans

Nissan Australia confirmed plans last week for electric models and E-power petrol/electric models to make up one third of its volume here from 2022.

And to reinforce the move that will see electric power become more of a force with most manufacturers from 2025 Nissan’s announcement will be re-enforced by a roll-out of battery charging facilities nationwide. 89 Nissan dealers, 62 metro and 27 rural will install EV charging hardware on an ongoing basis. This move is designed to drive demand for electric power and re-assure consumers of concerns regarding electric vehicle range. Despite Nissans move electrified powertrains currently account for just 1.2 per cent of sales here however Nissan Australia MD Stephen Lester, is confident we are going to see a continuing willingness of consumers to adopt electrified power. Nissan’s e-power system uses a small petrol-powered engine to recharge the main battery/electric motor pack. Nissan also showed off their second generation Leaf last week however this full electric model has been delayed until the middle of next year. I’m David Berthon

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