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Nissan Motor’s Global EV Strategy Until 2030

Nissan Motor, which plans to launch 15 BEV models by 2030, is expanding its EV lineup and strengthening its production system. As of March 2022, Nissan's global production of BEVs centered on the Leaf compact hatchback, but a new model the Ariya crossover will be added soon. In addition, Nissan announced in November 2021 a plan to invest 2 trillion JPN in the next five years to promote electrification, increasing its product lineup as well as production scale. Since 2021, Nissan has announced plans to increase BEV production in the United States and the United Kingdom.

From 2025, production of two BEV models is scheduled to begin at Nissan’s Canton Plant in the United States. Nissan also plans to produce battery packs at the same facility, making the Canton Plant the core base for BEVs in the United States. In July 2021, Nissan unveiled Nissan EV36Zero, a flagship EV Hub at the Sunderland Plant in the UK, becoming the world’s first EV manufacturing ecosystem. In the vicinity of Nissan EV36Zero, EV battery maker Envision AESC plans to set up a gigafactory.

Nissan Motor: BEV Manufacturing Bases Around the World (As of March 2022)
Country Company / Plant Location Model Notes
Japan Nissan Motor, Oppama Plant Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture Leaf ・Began production of the Leaf all-electric compact hatchback in 2010. The same production line also manufactures the Note in a mixed production system.
Nissan Motor, Tochigi Plant Kaminokawa, Tochigi prefecture Ariya ・Began production of the Ariya all-electric crossover vehicle in fiscal year 2021. ・In October 2021, a new production line was unveiled featuring the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative. Various powertrains for ICEV, BEV and HEV models can be assembled on the same production line.
USA Nissan North America, Smyrna Plant Smyrna, Tennessee Leaf ・Began production of the Leaf in January 2013. Simultaneously, a battery plant also started operations which was launched to supply batteries to the Leaf. ・Began production of the new Leaf in December 2017.
Nissan North America, Canton Plant Canton, Mississippi New model ・Scheduled to start production of two new BEV models to be released under the Nissan and Infiniti brands from 2025 (see details below).
UK Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK), Sunderland Plant Sunderland, Tyne and Wear metropolitan county Leaf ・Began production of the Leaf in March 2013. The battery plant in Sunderland, which began operations in the previous year, supplies batteries to the Leaf. ・In July 2021, Nissan unveiled Nissan EV36Zero, a flagship EV Hub, becoming the world’s first EV manufacturing ecosystem. In the vicinity of Nissan EV36Zero, EV battery maker Envision AESC plans to set up a Gigafactory (see details below). ・Although the production date has not been disclosed, it plans to produce an SUV type BEV based on the Chill-Out Concept crossover (see details below). ・Cumulative production volume of the Leaf reached 175,000 units in September 2020 and 195,000 units in March 2021.
China Dongfeng Motor (DFL), Huadu Plant Guangzhou, Guangdong province Sylphy Zero Emission ・Began production of the Sylphy Zero Emission all-electric compact car in August 2018. The model is Nissan’s first BEV in China.
Dongfeng Motor (DFL), Wuhan Plant Wuhan, Hubei province Ariya (plan) ・The first model to be mass-produced at the plant will be the Ariya.
France Renault ElectriCity Hauts-de-France region New model ・In January 2022, Nissan announced plans to produce a new model that will be the successor to the Micra at the factory (see details below).
Japan Mitsubishi Motors, Mizushima Plant Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture New mini BEV ・The plant will produce a new mini BEV in collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors, which is scheduled to be launched in early 2022.
Notes: Manufacturing bases shaded in orange are plants of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance. In addition, Renault’s Maubeuge Plant in France manufactures the Nissan Townstar (successor of the e-NV200) for the European market. In January 2019, the production of BEV models in Thailand was under consideration; however, no word on the progress of the plan. (Created using Nissan Motor’s PR materials and various media sources)
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