INTERVIEW: Nissan China Biz Head Pinning Hope on EVs

Economy

Yokohama, Nov. 15 (Jiji Press)--Nissan Motor Co. <7201> is betting on electric vehicles, hoping to become a leader in the electric vehicle market in China, Jose Munoz, head of the automaker's Chinese operations, has said.

In a recent interview with Jiji Press, Chief Performance Officer Munoz noted the September release of the Sylphy Zero Emission, Nissan's first electric vehicle model for the Chinese market.

Mass sales of the model would possibly allow the company to become the Chinese electric vehicle market leader, Munoz said, expressing a wish to enhance the company's brand value through electric vehicles.

Asked about production expansion plans for electrified vehicles, Munoz said Nissan will maximize the capacities at existing eight plants while considering new factory construction.

The automaker aims to sell more than 2.6 million vehicles in China in 2022, of which 780,000 units would be electrified vehicles.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press