Published on January 31st, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Nissan Micra Electric Will Be Made In France For Europe
Part of the Alliance 2030 plan is to have an electric Nissan Micra built by Renault in France for the Continent.
Late last week, the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance took to their online channels to announce some 2030 goals and ambitions for each of their brands and for the alliance as a whole. One of the headlines of this announcement is the Alliance’s commitment to electrification, whereby they’ve promised to invest another 23 billion euros over the next 5 years to develop a shared electrified platform and launch 35 EVs together in the coming years. Amongst these plans was an interesting all-new electric Nissan Micra for the European market.
This Micra EV would be joining Nissan’s other electric offerings in Europe, such as the Nissan Ariya and the Nissan LEAF. To be honest, the car itself may not be called the ‘Micra’, but what is clear is that it will succeed the Micra, it has Micra-like design cues and it will be electric.
It’s also clear that the car will be built on the Alliance CMF B-EV platform, which seems to be a derivative of what’s underpinning the Megane E-Tech. This new electric Nissan will be built at the Renault ElectriCity centre in France as an entry-point into the Nissan brand .
Here’s the press release with more information.
Nissan today announced an all-new compact electric vehicle coming to European markets.
Planned to be manufactured in the Renault ElectriCity centre in France, the new car will succeed the iconic Nissan Micra as the entry-level vehicle in the Nissan line-up.
The Europe region is already playing a key role in driving electrification under Nissan”s Ambition 2030 vision, with new vehicles and technologies arriving soon including the new Nissan Ariya, a new EV crossover and Nissan”s unique e-POWER technology arriving in Europe in the new Qashqai and X-Trail.
The all-new electric compact car will further enhance this future line-up. Announced today as part of the new Alliance 2030 roadmap, it is designed by Nissan and engineered and manufactured by Renault on the Alliance CMF B-EV platform. This platform enables the companies to maintain unique styling for their respective products, as demonstrated by the design preview of the new vehicle.
“This all-new model will be designed by Nissan and engineered and manufactured by Renault using our new common platform, maximizing the use of our Alliance assets while maintaining its Nissan-ness,” said Nissan Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta.
“This is a great example of the Alliance”s ‘smart differentiation” approach. Succeeding our iconic Micra, I am sure this new model will provide further excitement to our customers in Europe.”
The future compact EV was announced today as part of Alliance 2030, a common roadmap announced by Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi Motors that focuses on EVs and connected mobility activities.
The EV announced today adds to the portfolio of Nissan vehicles manufactured by Renault in France, which include Nissan”s portfolio of LCVs, notably the new Nissan Townstar, which is succeeding the trailblazing e-NV200 as Nissan”s small electric van.