The Ariya is Nissan’s first all-electric coupé-crossover, with Nissan claiming that it has one of the most spacious interiors in the segment. The Ariya will also feature e-4ORCE, delivering all-wheel drive thanks to twin electric motors.
The Nissan Ariya will be available in four versions – two-wheel drive Advance (63kWh), two-wheel drive Evolve (87kWh), all-wheel drive e-4ORCE Evolve (87kWh) and all-wheel drive e-4ORCE Performance (87kWh). All four versions of the Ariya will be available at launch.
The two-wheel drive Advance 63kWh is expected to have a WLTP combined cycle range of up to 223 miles, the two-wheel drive Evolve 87kWh up to 310 miles, the e-4ORCE Evolve (87kWh) up to 285 miles, and up to 248 miles for the 87kWh e-4ORCE Performance.
The Townstar is a fully electric compact van which Nissan says is ideal for last-mile deliveries – even though it has a range of 177 miles.
The Nissan LEAF was the world’s first mass-market EV, but it’s still around in its latest-generation form. More than 577,000 LEAFs have been sold globally and over 9 billion zero-emission kilometres have been driven since its 2010 launch.
There are still two battery options for the LEAF, which deliver up to 239 miles (WLTP) of driving range in the LEAF e+.
The LEAF is here now, and the Ariya and Townstar will be available this summer.
Nissan will also offer e-POWER on the new Qashqai and new X-Trail. e-POWER is essentially an extended-range electric vehicle. An electric motor powers the wheels, and a petrol engine recharges the battery on the move. So basically it’s an electric car powered by petrol. The new X-Trail combines e-POWER and e-4ORCE twin-motor all-wheel drive.
Nissan will not invest in Euro 7 for passenger cars, therefore it won’t introduce any new pure internal combustion engine-powered passenger cars in Europe from 2023.
Nissan is due to launch 15 full EVs by 2030, and it’s also working on an EV Energy Ecosystem, which explores initiatives to optimise and expand battery energy management capabilities. Nissan’s flagship manufacturing ecosystem, EV36Zero, based in Sunderland, brings together vehicle and battery production powered by renewables.