Reports are Circulating Regarding Possible New Nissan Electric Cars

April 25th, 2016 by

The automotive world is buzzing over intimations from Nissan that two new electric models, an all-electric crossover and an all-electric sports car, could be joining the roster of Nissan electric cars alongside the Nissan LEAF.

Speculation Abounds

Nissan is reportedly already in the process of creating a new modular platform that could underpin the body styles of both new electric models.

It is possible these new EVs could hit the market within the next five years, according to information from Nissan, increasing Nissan’s EV lineup to three electric models. This would help Nissan maintain its edge as an EV leader, staying ahead of models like the Chevy Bolt, the Tesla Model 3, and other vehicles entering the market.

Nissan is currently the automotive industry’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, but executives believe having just one model in its EV lineup won’t keep Nissan in the lead for long. Nissan Senior Vice President Shiro Nakamura was recently quoted as saying Nissan plans to increase its EV portfolio, adding that the company foresees more opportunities for electric vehicles than just hatchback models and that Nissan’s next EV could be a crossover or a sports car.

It has been previously reported that the next-generation Nissan Juke platform could be utilized in a range-extended hybrid, employing powertrain technology that was first shown in the Nissan Gripz concept vehicle. In Geneva five years ago, Nissan additionally revealed the Esflow, an electric sports car.

About the Nissan LEAF

Nissan’s currently available EV model, the 2016 Nissan LEAF, features an all-electric drive system that is powered by an advanced rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

The LEAF is able to travel up to 107 miles on a single charge and achieves the equivalent of 126 MPGe in the city. The LEAF also features nine different range-maximizing amenities to help drivers get the most out of each charge.

Speaking of charging, drivers can conveniently plug in their LEAF and charge it at home, at work, or at a site within the nation’s growing charging infrastructure.

Go Green Onboard the LEAF

While consumers wait for the advent of Nissan’s forthcoming new EV models, they can explore the 2016 Nissan LEAF and take it for a test drive at Tamaroff Nissan. Visit our showroom, or contact us today.

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