Nissan raises EV sales target, catches up with Tesla 

Oluwanifemi Ojo
Oluwanifemi Ojo

Japanese auto manufacturer, Nissan, has on Monday, raised its electric vehicles sales target.

According to Reuters, Nissan said it will enhance powertrain production in the United States, as it tries to catch up in the market dominated by new automakers like Tesla.

The Chief Operating Officer of Nissan, Ashwani Gupta made this statement on Monday in an online briefing.

Meanwhile, Nissan could be described as a pioneer in electric vehicles with its all-battery-powered Leaf.

However, it has faced competitions producing alongside other reputable automakers.

The company said, “Nissan now aims to have electrified vehicles – which include its advanced hybrid e-power cars – make up over 55% of global sales by fiscal 2030, from a previous goal of 50%”

It further stated that, “Nissan plans 27 new electrified vehicles by that year, 19 of which will be all-battery EVs.”

The prior plan was for 23 electrified vehicles, including 15 all-battery EVs.

The Chief Operating Officer said, “In addition to EV production at its Smyrna, Tennessee plant, Nissan plans to build electric power trains at its Decherd plant in the same state to help it meet requirements for the Inflation Reduction Act.”

Gupta said in an online briefing, “Nissan is certain that it will be in compliance with the Act because localization will begin in 2026.”

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