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Ambition 2030 is the name of Nissan’s ambitious plan for the future, which includes 15 new electric models from the brand. The Japanese manufacturer is allocating no less than 15.6 billion euros for it.




Nissan wants to move to a portfolio full of electric models as soon as possible. The brand is therefore investing an amount of €15.6 billion in further electrification over the next five years and wants roughly half of its model range to consist of electrified cars by 2030.

Through 2030, Nissan will launch 28 new electrified models, including hybrids and 15 all-electric cars. By 2050, Nissan must be completely CO2 neutral. The targets set are not only aimed at Nissan, but also at the luxury subsidiary brand Infiniti, which is sold in the US, among other places.

Of the promised 28 new electrified cars, 20 will hit the market within five years. Nissan aims to increase sales of electrified models in Europe by 75 percent by fiscal year 2026.

Nissan also sees benefit in solid-state batteries

Also interesting: Nissan is focusing on developing solid-state batteries. In 2028, the brand will launch its first car with cobalt-free solid-state batteries. Solid-state batteries are seen as the holy grail of battery technology. They have a higher energy density, can withstand higher temperatures and are said to have a longer lifespan than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Where lithium-ion models use a liquid as a connection between the two poles, this is a solid substance with solid-state batteries.

The investment in new battery technology and the further development of lithium-ion batteries, together with an increase in battery production and the associated cost spreading, will also make electric cars cheaper, according to Nissan. For example, batteries for electric cars should be no less than 65 percent cheaper by 2028 than they are now.

According to Nissan, this should also make it possible to introduce electric cars in cheaper segments. Nissan wants to build 52 GWh of batteries annually by fiscal year 2026, by 2030 the annual battery production should be good for 130 GWh of batteries. Together with partner company 4R Energy, Nissan also wants to recycle old batteries.

Four concept models point to the future

With four new concept cars, Nissan offers a glimpse of the electric future. The manufacturer does not yet share technical specifications.

Nissan Chill Out © Nissan

The first new study model is called Chill-Out and in addition to being the most concrete, it is also the most conventional of the four. Nissan describes the Chill-Out as its Next Generation Crossover EV. The car is on the CMF-EV platform that the Ariya, yet to appear on the Dutch market, uses. The SUV with a steeply sloping roofline has a recognizable Nissan front, although its concrete interpretation is completely new.

Nissan Chill Out
Nissan Chill Out © Nissan

Like the EQ models from Mercedes-Benz, the Chill-Out has a nose with a black mask in which the lighting is more or less hidden. We also see such a black panel at the back of the show car in which the lighting is incorporated. The interior of the electric SUV gives a taste of the insides of a fully autonomous car, complete with footstool for the front passengers and a huge infotainment screen.

Nissan Max Out
Nissan Max Out © Nissan

With the Max-Out, Nissan shows an electric model as you rarely encounter. The Max-Out is in fact an electric convertible, an apparently especially comfortable model. The car has a banana-like silhouette, an idiosyncratic front screen and lighting in the same style as on the Chill-Out.

Nissan Max Out
Nissan Max Out © Nissan

Nissan Hang Out
Nissan Hang Out © Nissan

Nissan Hang Out
Nissan Hang Out © Nissan

Nissan Hang Out
Nissan Hang Out © Nissan

The Hang-Out is a preview of a new electric model that seems to be somewhere between an MPV and an SUV. A real crossover. The practical-looking vision of the future has two sliding doors opening in opposite directions on each side and is described by Nissan as ‘a mobile space’.

Nissan Surf Out
Nissan Surf Out © Nissan

The fourth and last of the quartet is the Surf-Out, a preview of a multifunctional electric pick-up where you can put a glass hood over the cargo area in no time. The Surf-Out looks like a preview of a compact, lifestyle-style pickup and should be the ultimate leisure machine.


Countless electric Nissans on the way, also with solid-state batteries | Car
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