New Nissan Micra Is Going Electric

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Entry-level EV motoring at its finest.

Nissan, as with most other major manufacturers, is planning for an all-electric future, having announced that it will be ending the development of gas engines everywhere but America. The Japanese giant currently sells the affordable Nissan Leaf, and the Nissan Ariya is set to join its EV lineup soon. Now that Nissan has joined forces with Renault and Mitsubishi in a $26 billion conquest for the global EV market, the company seems unstoppable, and if these teaser pics of the new Nissan Micra EV are anything to go by, things are looking good for the folks from Yokohama.

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The Nissan Micra has been around for the better half of a decade in European and global markets, and hasn't been a raging sales success, but these latest teasers show an attractive vehicle that will surely raise a few eyebrows. Nissan is not yet set on the Micra name, but we do know that the new car will be positioned as Nissan's entry-level offering. The single teaser pic shows off a cute front end resembling the first-generation Micra, and features rounded LED headlights. We can only guess what the rest of the car looks like, nevermind the interior design, and of course performance specs.

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This entry-level EV will be based on the CMF B-EV platform which will also play host to numerous other models born out of the Nissan-Mitsubishi-Renault alliance. The three manufacturers plan to build 35 new EV models by 2030. Nissan will be responsible for the styling of the new Micra, and Renault will take care of the engineering and production of the new model at its zero-emissions ElectriCity plant in France where other Nissan EV products such as the all-electric Towenstar Van are being built.

"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," says Ashwani Gupta, Nissan COO.

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