Nissan parks EURO 7 in favour of electrification

Nissan parks EURO 7 in favour of electrification

Nissan has confirmed it will not invest in passenger cars to meet the Euro 7 emissions standards, with no new purely combustion engine-powered models arriving in Europe from 2023 onwards. Instead, Nissan is ‘supercharging its shift to electrified mobility’ and plans for 75% of its sales in the region to be electrified by 2026, and reaching 100% by the year 2030.


Several technologies will empower the new shift for Nissan, with the first being the Juke Hybrid, with a conventional petrol-electric powertrain. The new Qasqhai and larger X-Trail SUVs instead get Nissan’s new e-Power hybrid setup, where a powerful electric motor drives the wheels, while a petrol engine only ever acts as a generator to produce electricity for a small battery pack. The X-Trail will also offer dual electric motors, providing ‘e-4orce’ all-wheel drive capability.

Meanwhile, Nissan will continue to sell the all-electric Leaf – which has racked up more than 577,000 sales so far – but it will also be joined by the Ariya electric SUV, ‘marking a new chapter in Nissan’s electrification journey’ according to the brand. With twin motors, the Ariya will also feature e-4orce, which can distribute power to whichever wheel needs it ‘for effortless acceleration in a variety of driving scenarios.’

«Nissan is charging towards an electrified future, with Europe leading the way. We have established a clear direction through Ambition 2030 and with our new electrified line-up we are truly paving the way to a sustainable future,» said Guillaume Cartier, Nissan chairperson for the region.

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