It isn’t the Nissan Micra which was on sale in India but the model abroad that will be replaced by an all-new electric hatchback which will offer a single charge range up to 400kms.
Nissan has given out teasers of its upcoming all-electric hatchback. The vehicle is said to be a successor to the Nissan Micra and will go on sale by 2024. The new Micra replacement EV is specific to the Europen market and no, Nissan will not introduce the hatchback in the Indian automotive market so soon.
So far, Nissan is tight-lipped about its technical details but we can confirm that the EV will be based on the CMF B-EV platform; which also underpins the Renault 5 EV. This very platform is said to reduce the battery consumption by 10 per cent and the development cost by 33 per cent in comparison to Renault Zoe Supermini. At the moment Nissan isn’t willing to share more technical details, however, the platform can comfortably house enough batteries to provide a range of 400kms.
The CMF B-EV is one of the five platforms that the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance will produce. By 2030, the firm plans to have 35 vehicles based on these newly EV platforms which will include commercial vehicles such as vans, as well as, small Kei cars.
Nissan chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta said, ‘This all-new model will be designed by Nissan and engineered and manufactured by Renault using our new common platform, maximising the use of our Alliance assets while maintaining its Nissan-ness. This is a great example of the Alliance’s ‘smart differentiation’ approach. Succeeding our iconic Micra, I am sure this new model will provide further excitement to our customers in Europe.’