Nissan Announces New Small Electric Micra Successor
Published Date: 1st Feb 2022
Nissan has announced plans to build a new full electric compact car. The new EV vehicle will succeed the popular Micra model.
The new EV compact model will be built as part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and their 2030 roadmap, the manufacturers share a common goal to create 35 new full EV cars by 2030.
The new EV cars will be built on new shared platforms, Nissan’s new eye-catching Ariya EV crossover is built on the new CMF-EV platform, and so is the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric.
The Alliance is expecting to build around 15 models on the new CMF-EV platform with a new CMF-BEV platform in the pipeline that could be seen in vehicles by 2024, the Micra replacement will be built on the CMF-BEV platform and could have a range of up to 248 miles.
Nissan is also pushing ahead with new hybrid offerings, including new Qashqai and X-trail e-Power models that will be available in 2022.
The e-Power hybrid system uses a conventional petrol engine and a large battery that powers the electric motor like other hybrids. The difference is the wheels are driven by the electric motor alone, while the petrol engine is used like a dedicated charger for the battery that powers the electric motor.
The new 2022 Nissan X-Trail will be available with 5 or 7 seats and include a host of updates including Nissan’s latest safety tech and entertainment system.