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Nissan targets electrification and autonomous driving expansion in MOVE to 2022 plan

Nissan has outlined its target to sell one million electrified vehicles annually by 2022.

The aspiration was announced as part of the Japanese brand’s MOVE to 2022 midterm plan, which includes evolving autonomous driving systems and improving vehicle connectivity.

“Our product and technology strategy is dedicated to positioning Nissan to lead the automotive, technology and business evolution. Our efforts are focused on delivering Nissan Intelligent Mobility, encompassing the three core elements of electrification, autonomous drive, connectivity and new mobility services,” said Philippe Klein, Nissan’s chief planning officer.

Nissan will develop eight new pure electric vehicles between now and 2022, it will also launch new electric car brands in China and a new electric mini-vehicle for the Japanese market.

Infiniti models will be launched with electrified powertrains by 2021 too and Nissan will offer 20 models globally with ProPilot autonomous driving technology by 2022.

This will be followed by enhancing ProPILOT to automate multilane driving on highways and managing vehicle destinations.

Speaking at a media briefing alongside senior vice presidents Takao Asami and Ogi Redzic, who lead the respective autonomous driving and connectivity projects at the Alliance, Klein reaffirmed that the midterm plan aims to boost annualized revenue by 30%.

Klein pledged to leverage the platform and powertrain assets of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to support the company’s goals.

Nissan expects that electrified vehicles – including electric vehicles and e-Power models – will make up 40% of the company’s sales in Japan and Europe by 2022 and 50% by 2025.

Redzic announced an objective to offer connectivity for 100% of new Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun cars sold in key markets, enabled by the launch of the Alliance Connected Cloud.

“The Alliance Connected Cloud will allow for all of the Alliance companies to integrate the data management of future, current and past connected vehicles – new models and those already on the road,” said Redzic. “It will support infotainment services, as well as a single communication mechanism to facilitate updates over the air for all vehicles.”

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