Nissan Motor has announced plans to sell greater numbers of electrified vehicles, expand and evolve autonomous driving systems, and accelerate vehicle connectivity as part of its Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 mid-term plan. Among the targets, Nissan is aiming to sell 1 million electrified vehicles – either pure electric models (EVs) or those with e-POWER powertrains – annually by 2022.

As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company also intends to develop 8 new pure electric vehicles; offer a global crossover EV inspired by the Nissan IMx Concept; electrify new Infiniti models (from 2021) and introduced a K-car mini EV for the Japanese market. It also has plans for an EV offensive in China, in line with the country’s emphasis on such vehicles.

At least 20 models in 20 markets will be equipped with ProPILOT autonomous driving technology while there is a target of 100% connectivity for all new Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun models sold in key markets by the end of the plan.

“Our product and technology strategy is dedicated to positioning Nissan to lead the automotive, technology and business evolution. Our efforts are focused on delivering Nissan Intelligent Mobility, encompassing the three core elements of electrification, autonomous drive, connectivity and new mobility services,” said Philippe Klein, Nissan’s Chief Planning Officer. He added that there will be leveraging of the platform and powertrain assets of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to support the company’s goals.

Models with Nissan’s e-POWER system will also be part of the 1 million electrified vehicles to be sold annually by 2022.
Malaysia might not get all the advanced Nissan technologies so soon but it has been confirmed that there will be a push with EVs from this year, starting with the sale of the latest LEAF.

Nissan expects that electrified vehicles will make up 40% of the company’s sales in Japan and Europe by 2022 and 50% by 2025. In the USA, the expectation is about 20 – 30% by 2025, while in China, it’s 35-40%.

On the subject of connectivity, the launch of the Alliance Connected Cloud will enable Nissan to integrate the data management of future, current and past connected vehicles (new models and those already on the road). The Alliance Connected Cloud will allow for all of the Alliance companies to use support infotainment services as well as a single communication mechanism to facilitate updates over the air for all vehicles.”

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