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Old 13th May 2018, 14:14   #1
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Default Nissan too moves away from diesel, bets on electric future

Nissan has joined other Japanese carmakers to move away from diesel in Europe. Following a similar announcement from Toyota earlier this year, Nissan will instead focus on electrified vehicles, which include pure-electric, hybrids and hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicles.

Overall demand for the oil burning cars has also been falling in the wake of VW's emission scandal of 2015. According to a media report, the company would stop selling diesel variants across Europe over the next few years in a staged manner. This would lead to job losses at Nissan's Sunderland, UK plant but the company expects an equal or increased demand for electric cars, including hybrids and all-electric vehicles.

Nissan was the first carmaker to introduce a mass-market all-electric car, the Leaf back in 2010. Currently the 2018 Leaf has commenced production in the USA and Japan. Production in the UK is scheduled to commence later in 2018. This has been in line with the company's focus of an electric future for automobiles.

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Default Re: Nissan too moves away from diesel, bets on electric future

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Nissan was the first carmaker to introduce a mass-market all-electric car, the Leaf back in 2010. Currently the 2018 Leaf has commenced production in the USA and Japan. Production in the UK is scheduled to commence later in 2018. This has been in line with the company's focus of an electric future for automobiles.
Renault-Nissan have been near the front with this tech for a while and their policy has been to deploy it in mass market cars. The Renault ZoE and Nissan Leaf are prime examples.

Nissan have also released their Evalia as an electric both in passenger and cargo versions. It's called the NV200 here. On a personal usage note, as an electric car fan, I keep saying this. For your daily driver, you need nothing more than 75 km range, so it's electric all the way. Your sabzi-bhaji-office-school car should be bijli wala. The time has come.

That being said, the best way for us to move forward with Battery EV is public transportation. Buses, in cities, have predictable duty cycles, range, driving conditions, etc. It's the easiest way to go forward and I do hope that the trials in Mumbai lead to more such buses.

Read an article about NYC buses where they said 1 diesel-hybrid bus replaced by battery is equivalent to 27 private vehicles removed.

Just a bunch of thoughts on the EV subject. Glad a big group like Renault Nissan is leading the way.
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