Nissan and its sister company Renault have clearly made a commitment to ‘advanced-drive’ autos.
The facts speak for themselves:
- Nissan put the full battery-electric Leaf on the streets in December of 2010. Sales had reached 15,000 units worldwide by September of this year.
- Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has said he expects sales of BEVs to make up 10% of the sales of new light-duty vehicles by 2020.
- The combined companies are investing $5bn in electric drive vehicle development.
- The two companies have said they will produce 8 different EVs by 2015.