Tuesday, 21 February 2023 06:02

Nissan's most popular models are going electric

Nissan's most popular models are going electric Nissan's most popular models are going electric

Unlike some other manufacturers, Nissan's practice will not be exclusively separate electric models, but will use current names for electrification.

The first in a series of novelties is the Micra, which will be offered in an electric version. However, we now know that other models, the Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail, will also get electric versions. They should appear on the market by 2025.

This was confirmed by the head of Nissan for Europe, Guillaume Cartier, who told the British Autocar that electrification has already begun with the launch of hybrid versions of e-Power, and will end with fully electric models.

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He says the company "must make use" of electric power on the Qashqai, and the same goes for the smaller Juke and larger X-Trail.

Existing models use the CMF-B mechanical platform, for the Juke launched in 2019, and the CMF-CD, on which the other two SUVs are based.

In the future, all these models are likely to move to the CMF-EV base, which is currently used by the Nissan Ariya and the Renault Megane E-Tech.

At the same time, the Juke should take over the CMF B-EV platform, which will debut with the new Renault 5.

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