By the end of the decade, Nissan Motor Company aims to increase the share of electric vehicles in the US lineup to 40%, with a target of over 50% for the global market over the same period. One of the important steps for the US market will be the local production of electric vehicles and batteries with solid electrolyte at the Nissan plant in the US.
Over the next five years, the company will spend $17.4 billion to electrify its fleet and launch 15 new models of electric vehicles. In the US, north of the Mississippi state capital, Nissan Motor will adapt Released two models of electric vehicles for the local market. One of them will bear the Nissan brand, the second will be attributed to the luxury division of Infiniti. Mass production of these machines in this state will be established by 2025, at least $ 500 million will be spent on related needs.
The Nissan plant in Mississippi has been in operation since 2003 and has produced 5 million vehicles since its inception. The company now employs 5,000 people, of whom around 2,000 need retraining in connection with the switch to electric vehicle production. Traction batteries, including variants with solid electrolytes, will be established in the near future once the relevant technology has reached a sufficient level of maturity.
Nissan can be considered a classic in the electric car market, as the mass-produced Leaf has been in decent numbers since 2010. Tesla began mass-producing its EVs much later, but has since managed to oust Nissan as the largest EV maker. The Leaf reached 14,239 buyers in the U.S. market last year, up 48.9% year-on-year, but that number pales in comparison to sales across the region for all Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, which sold about 1 million units in the year . Localization of electric vehicle production in the United States will contribute to their popularization in the local market.