Thanks to the success of the LEAF, the world’s first mass-produced 100% electric vehicle, Nissan staked a claim in the EV game. In 1928, the holding company Nippon Sangyo was founded by Yoshisuke Aikawa. The name we know, ‘Nissan’, is an abbreviation used on the Tokyo stock market in the 1930s. I guess Nippon Sangyo was a bit lengthy. Nowadays, the Japanese car manufacturer is all in on all-electric, planning to invest $300 million in its Tochigi plant in 2020.
Nissan has shown off their innovative side even more with their wicked concept cars, like the Nissan Ariya (now in production!) or the super-futuristic IMQ. Seriously, just check them out. EV uptake is accelerating – and Nissan has their foot down.