Report: Nissan wants to sell 1.5 million zero-emissions cars by 2016

Nissan has been doing well with the electric powertrain market and the Nissan Leaf. But to make sure that they remain the leader, Nissan’s CEO Carlos Ghosn has set some pretty ambitious sales goals for “zero-emissions” cars.

In a small press conference, the head-honcho of the Japanese brand said that he wants Nissan to sell 1.5 million zero-emissions cars by 2016.

“We want to take leadership in these technologies. I understand we were not the first in developing hybrid cars,” Ghosn said. “That’s completely fine, as long as we are the leading company in developing all-electric cars.”

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Ghosn didn’t exactly specify whether these cars would come in the form of EVs like the Leaf, or plug-ins or hybrids. Either way, the brand plans on adding three all-electric models to their lineup next to the Leaf by 2016, with a plug-in hybrid available by 2015.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Automotive News

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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