Nissan Europe 100% Electric by 2030
(29 September 2023 – Europe) Nissan has announced the company plans for all new vehicle production to be 100 percent electric by 2030.
The company also announced that from now, no new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will be produced for the market. The pledge is in stark contrast to United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s delayed ban on new petrol and diesel ICE sales by five years from 2030 to 2035.
Global sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are surging, jumping from one in every 25 cars sold in 2020 to nearly one in five in 2023. Uncertainty remains about how quickly they will displace ICE vehicles and oil demand with forecasts for EVs’ share of sales in 2030 ranging from 21 percent to 35 percent. The Rocky Mountain Institute suggests greater proliferation of EVs of up to 86 percent by 2030 under “faster” adoption, with EV sales overtaking ICE cars globally as soon as 2026.
“EV is the ultimate mobility solution. More than a million customers have already joined our journey and experienced the fun of a Nissan electric vehicle, and there is no turning back now. EVs powered by renewables are key to us achieving carbon neutrality, which is central to our Ambition 2030 vision. Nissan will make the switch to full electric by 2030 in Europe, we believe it is the right thing to do for our business, our customers and for the planet” stated Nissan President and CEO, Makoto Uchida.