Nissan Motor Company announced that all new models it launches in Europe will be fully electric by the end of the decade, according to a report from Reuters. By 2030, the company plans to sell only electric vehicles on the continent.
"There is no turning back now," Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida said in a statement. "Nissan will make the switch to full electric by 2030 in Europe—we believe it is the right thing to do for our business, our customers and for the planet."
Earlier this year, Nissan stated that it would launch 19 new EV models by 2030, reports Reuters. The company has also previously stated that by the end of its fiscal 2026, 98% of its sales in Europe will be electrified. This includes both fully electric and hybrid cars.
Of the two EV models Nissan has already confirmed for Europe, one of them will be manufactured at its Sunderland plant in northern England.
Additionally, Mecedes-Benz recently announced that while the company does not expect its sales in Europe to be fully electric, it will have its lineup ready.
In 2021, the automaker was one of six that committed to phase out new gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 worldwide and by 2035 in leading markets. Mercedes-Benz had announced plans to be electric only by the end of the decade where market conditions allow.
Ford, another one of the six automakers that committed to manufacturing EVs, announced the F-150 and 2023 Mustang Mach-E as fully electric vehicles with plans for more.
Additionally, Ford Pro released commercial chargers to build a charging network nationwide for Ford customers.
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