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Nissan reveals its plans to end diesel powertrain development globally

Nissan reveals its plans to end diesel powertrain development globally
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Tuesday 05 June 2018, 16:15 PM

Nissan has announced its plans to end development of diesel engines for the global market. The fresh development comes after the company’s recent decision to stop selling diesel passenger cars in Japan. The commercial vehicles from Nissan will however get diesel engine options for its commercial vehicles from its partners in the Renault - Nissan - Mitsubishi alliance. The new developments has enabled Nissan to emerge as the latest car manufacturer to join others who have announced end for development of future diesel engines

Sooner than later, most major manufacturers will be banning diesel engines in a phased manner globally. The company will however invest in development of electric technology and hybrid powertrains. Moreover, reports indicate that Nissan might also move to new platforms for its hybrid and electric vehicles. Nissan plans to phase out the diesel powered engines in Europe early in the next decade. Toyota and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have also arrived on similar conclusion where Fiat and Jeep have announced their plans to phase out diesel engine options in select markets in the global market by 2022.

Nissan is also reportedly working with Toyota, Panasonic and Honda for the development of solid state battery. It is believed that the new platform offering for hybrid and electric cars will offer a lot more flexibility in terms of different body styles and designs. Moreover, the company is also considering swappable battery pack option in the future.

 

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