Nissan wants to go back to the days when there was only one Leaf in the EV tree.
The short version
-Nissan wants to take back the lead spot in electric vehicles.
- Hiroto Saikawa, who stepped down as chief executive in September, delivered a sharp rebuke of Carlos Ghosn’s hallmark EV strategy.
The criticism comes as Nissan is preparing to launch an all-electric sport utility vehicle Ariya, within the next three years.
Despite being an early leader, over the past few years Nissan has struggled to roll out new cars, partly as it worked on a new dedicated platform for electric vehicles.
It would be fantastic to see another car company even come close to Tesla’s Model 3 in sales. When it comes to electric vehicles on the road right now, there’s no contest. As far as potential future contenders, VW, Nissan, and Ford may be in the best position to offer any real competition.