At a small plant meant to help revitalize a town devastated by the 2011 earthquake, Nissan Motor is providing its costly electric vehicle (EV) batteries new life as they pass their peak performance. International automakers are finding ways to make cheaper EVs and extend the life of their batteries, which can represent up to one-fifth
Nissan Motor announced plans to sell 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) every year by 2022, a six-fold jump from what it sold in 2017, and stated it had no plans to stop testing its self-driving cars on public roads, describing them safe. Japan’s 2nd largest automaker and its competitors are planning to crank up development
Renault shares dropped in early session trading on Thursday, as Nissan stated the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance had no strategies to change the cross-shareholding ratios of its member business, hinting views from the French government. Renault shares were lowered by 1.4 percent in early session trading, giving up a few of the gains it made in the
When it comes to making a real difference in people’s lives, few come close to Nissan dealer, turned philanthropist, Don Forman. Being a person whose life has felt the positive impact of the Fox5 Surprise Squad, I can attest -without bias- that he is a generous man indeed. But to state it in so few
Nissan Motor is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous automobile services, wanting to get into a segment set to be dominated by Uber and other similar companies. While automakers for more than a century have based their business models on specific vehicle ownership, Japan’s No. 2 automaker and its competitors are
A second year of slowing development in the U.S. auto market is urging Japanese automakers to look beyond discounts to grow market share and focus more on increasing profitability in their largest market. Global automakers have been fighting for dominance in the world’s No. 2 market as yearly sales continue to move from a record
Nissan Motor prepares to invest 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion) in China over the next 5 years with its joint-venture partner as it looks forward to become a top three automaker in the world’s biggest market. Having spent a long time as a second-tier player in China, Nissan and Dongfeng Group stated they plan to
A letter sent out by the British government to Nissan Motor a year previously offering reassurances about Brexit which helped protect a major investment from the Japanese automaker in its UK plant is still really sensitive release, business ministry informed Reuters. Nissan revealed in October 2016 that it would develop its next generation Qashqai sports
Nissan Motor’s sales of domestic passenger cars dropped by practically half in November – its second straight month of slides following the compliance scandal and its first since it resumed production of vehicles for the home market. Discoveries that Nissan failed to follow correct final inspection treatments for its domestic market vehicles have led to
Nissan Motor stated on Friday that an investigation into inappropriate tests found that its automobile plants in Japan had a shortage of inspectors, and outlined prepared improvements including increasing the amount of trained personnel. Last month, the automaker recalled 1.2 million vehicles, consisting of all passenger cars it produced in Japan during the past 3
Subaru Corp stated it plans to recall about 400,000 vehicles in Japan this month after discovering it had been following incorrect procedures for final inspections at domestic plants, broadening the count from a formerly estimated 255,000. The company stated on Thursday it would broaden the scope of the recall as a safety measure, adding that
House Republicans are proposing to get rid of the $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles, which could harm automakers such as General Motors, Tesla Inc and Nissan Motor, according to the bill revealed on Thursday. Present law enables automakers to use the credit, which phases out after an automaker hits 200,000 plug-in vehicles sales. Electric
Nissan Motor stated Japan sales of new passenger vehicles probably dropped by half in October from a year ago following the discovery of improper final evaluation procedures at its domestic plants led it to suspend some production. The Japanese automaker discovered last month that uncertified professionals had been performing final evaluations of vehicles for years.
Nissan Motor has received over 9,000 orders for its new Leaf electric-vehicle (EV) model in Japan, a senior executive stated on Wednesday. The orders for the brand-new Leaf are above the automaker’s expectations, Asako Hoshino, senior vice president and head of Japan operations, informed reporters at the Tokyo Motor Show, which opened to media on
Improper evaluation practices at Nissan Motor had been going for at least 20 years, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reported. Nissan stated late on Thursday it was suspending domestic production of cars for the Japanese market for at least 2 weeks to deal with misconduct in its last assessment procedures, which it first revealed last month.