Nissan will continue to manufacture sports cars, and it will do so thanks to electrification

Just a few days ago we learned that Nissan already plans to launch its first electric car with a solid-state battery by 2028. In the same way, in recent statements they have confirmed that thanks to this type of technology will continue the legacy of its historic sportsapplying a completely new formula for them but with specifications and performance above what has been known until now.

Nissan has always stood out for offering sports models in its range. Until recent years, the Nissan 370Z shared space with the almighty Nissan GT-R, both already out of the European market and without a substitute in sight for now. However, this could turn around in the coming years because, in a recent publication by the media Coach, from the directive of the Japanese firm they would be studying to continue with this legacy of high-performance models once the electrification has been definitively established, that is, at the end of this decade. These new sports cars will come from the hand of a more developed and evolved electrical mechanics technology than we currently know, specifically through the use of solid-state batteries.

According to François Bailly, Nissan’s senior vice president and planning director for the Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania, the technology the company is currently studying will make it possible for These passionate models can have a contained weight, thus eliminating the hitherto known obstacles in electric models due to the ballast caused by their batteries. The next solid electrolyte technology will be the protagonist of models focused on high performance, such as the future Nissan GT-R.

Nissan Max-Out concept car.
Nissan Max-Out concept car.

However, and although the plans to launch a series of electric sports cars are there, the truth is that the Nissan manager also confirmed that In a first advance, the more conventional models would arrive, such as the new Nissan LEAF or the electric Nissan Micra, since the priority for the company is to be able to market high-volume models that, after all, mean real and stable profits. Therefore, as they admit, they are not yet ready to present a specific plan for these future electric sports cars.

The current timeline for Nissan’s solid-state batteries calls for first production testing in 2024, with the technology ready for 2026 and first production models employing it in 2028. That is, the delay to see a spiritual substitute for the Nissan GT-R in an electric version could take us until the last years of this decadeand even arrive during the first period of the 2030s. It is not yet clear if the new GT-R will arrive before or after an electrical revision of the Z family, since for the market outside Europe, the Japanese brand has launched a new model of this historic legacy, so they could further extend its commercial life until they find an ideal formula for sale as a 100% electric model.

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