23rd August 2021

Weekly Brief: Unconnected Cars Come into their Own Amid Semiconductor Crisis

The global shortage of semiconductors continued to wreak havoc across the automotive industry last week. Semiconductors, which enable technology like in-dash infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems, have been...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


15th February 2021

Nissan LCV Strategy to Exploit Europe’s Home Delivery Boom

Nissan hopes to tap the booming home delivery market in post-pandemic Europe with a focus on a new range of compact LCVs sporting both ICE and BEV powertrains. The...


2nd February 2021

Nissan’s BEV Joins Anniversary Edition Tradition

It’s nice to see automotive industry’s tradition of special anniversary models is making a debut in the BEV market with Nissan launching Leaf¹⁰ to celebrate a decade of zero...


28th January 2021

Nissan’s Longterm CO2 Strategy to Include ICE

Nissan has set a target for electrification of all powertrains sold in key markets by 2030 meaning those other than pure electric will cannot be sold in the UK....


22nd January 2021

Nissan to Create Battery Plant in Post-Brexit UK

Nissan has committed to a new battery production facility for its UK vehicle plant to comply with the post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union. The automaker’s decision underlines...


15th January 2021

Nissan Reveals Details of e-Power for Euro Qashqai

Nissan has released technical and performance details of its new Qashqai compact crossover bringing its e-Power powertrain to Europe for the first time. As TU-Automotive reported last year, the...


7th January 2021

Nissan-Backed Study Claims V2G Eco Benefits

Research into the benefits of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) EV charging is claiming reduced C02 emissions aiding the campaign to slow global warming. A white paper, backed by carmaker Nissan, E.ON...


11th December 2020

Governments Must Help Consortia Drive Autonomous Progress

There are a number of consortia being created to push the way for us all to see connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) on our roads. Nissan, for example, has...

By Graham Jarvis


11th December 2020

UK’s First Gigafactory Planned for 2023 Battery Production

The UK’s first vehicle battery ‘gigafactory’ will be built in the nation’s deprived North East of England. Battery company Britishvolt has acquired rights to a site in Blyth Northumberland...


13th November 2020

Nissan Brings Back ICE Generator for Europe with Qashqai

Nissan’s third generation Qashqai compact SUV will be the first ICE generator powered electric powertrain in Europe since General Motors pulled the plug on the Vauxhall/Opel Ampera in 2015....


12th October 2020

Nissan Joins Project for Urban AV Advancement

Nissan has joined a private-public funded UK pilot to explore autonomous vehicle mobility in city environments. The latest AV research project launched this month is dubbed ServCity and hopes...


18th September 2020

Second-Life Leafs Finding Happy Home in Russia

The BEV market in the Russian bloc of countries may be small but it has Europe’s largest fleet of BEV buses working in Moscow and a growing demand for...

By Roma Nazarov