YOKOHAMA, Japan — In a push to sell less-costly, better-performing electrified vehicles, Nissan is planning a next-generation electric powertrain lineup that will debut in 2026.
The new technology will enable Nissan to achieve price parity between its internal-combustion offerings and its e-Power hybrid offerings in 2026 and its full-electric and gasoline-burning vehicles in 2030, executives said at a briefing Wednesday.
The advance will give Nissan an integrated powertrain unit that is 10 per cent smaller in size and costs 30 per cent less to produce. It will be used across full-electric offerings and e-Power vehicles, replacing a patchwork of different powertrains currently in use.
The new range will streamline product development, while cutting costs and improving performance, Senior Vice President Toshihiro Hirai said during a preview of the technology at Nissan's global headquarters.
Key to the strategy is increasing commonality and reducing complexity.
"For new electric vehicles, we would like to reduce diversity," said Hirai, head of Nissan's powertrain and EV engineering division.
He said the powertrains will start to debut in 2024 or 2025 and scale up to mass production in 2026.