Nissan invests heavily in electricity – shows tough challenger to Tesla Cybetruck

Nissan is investing SEK 241 billion in electrification and will launch 15 electric cars by 2030. It is being previewed with four new concept cars.

The Nissan Max-Out, Surf-Out and Hang-Out concept cars are a preview of Nissan’s (not entirely) electric future.

2030, half of Nissan’s global sales are electrified, a concept that can include everything from mild hybrids to battery cars. A low goal, it may seem, when competitors like Volvo instead aim to be completely electric until then.

Until then, at least 23 new “electrified” models will be launched, of which 15 are electric cars. As a preview of some of these, four electric concept cars are now also on display: the Surf-Out pickup, the Hang-Out family car and the Max-Out sports car.

Nissan Surf-Out – med solid state-batteri?

The Nissan Surf-Out has plenty of odd design elements – just like the Tesla Cybetruck.

Tough electric pickups go home, at least in the flatbed car Mecca of North America. A number of different manufacturers have entered the segment in recent years, including Tesla with Cybetruck. So far, however, only one “electric picker” has reached all the way to (limited) production: the Rivian R1T.

Now Nissan obviously also wants us to believe that something like this is going on. The airy concept Surf-Out offers both a real flatbed and advanced “e-4ORCE” four-wheel drive with two electric motors. The engine power can be adjusted in several steps, probably according to road conditions.

Nissan Surf-Out’s digital taillights can show different greetings.

Like the other two the concept is based on Surf-Out on Nissan and Renault’s joint electric car platform CMF-EV, which will eventually receive V2G (Vehicle to Grid, two-way charging). Surf-Out can thus, for example, be used to supply a holiday home with electricity.

Nissan Surf-Outs “multi-stage power and low, flat cargo space aim to help you go where you want and enhance your experience when you get there “, writes the manufacturer.

During the report of their new 2030 vision, Nissan also revealed that it has a so-called solid state battery, or solid-phase battery, called ASSB in progress until sometime in 2028–2029. The new type of battery, which other manufacturers are also putting a lot of development into right now, will, among other things, cut charging time by a third, be more efficient (lighter) and cost less.

By all accounts, Nissan will wait until the new battery is available before releasing an electric pickup.

Batteries will be the key to the transition. With smaller and thinner batteries, we can offer flexible packages, with more dynamic performance, and expand into larger segments – such as pickups, said Nissan’s CEO Makoto Uchida during the streamed presentation.

Nissan Max-Out

Nissan Max-Out (closest, in the middle), is a two-seater sports car without a roof.

Although the two-seater roadster Max-Out is based on the same foundation as the pickup, so Nissan highlights other advantages with its “skateboard” construction (with the batteries in the floor).

In addition to low weight and a low center of gravity, the Max-Out sports car will offer extra stability and comfort. In addition, the car’s two seats can be adjusted very far lengthwise – or folded flat.

Nissan Hang-Out

The Nissan Hang-Out has a comfortable and spacious interior with rotating seats.

Minibuses Nissan Hang-Out is more reminiscent of previous concepts such as the Mini Urbanaut and Hyundai Ioniq Seven, where the spacious, flexible interior is more reminiscent of a living room than a car interior.

In the partially automated Hang-Out, it should also be possible to watch movies on the big screen – when it is parked.

Nissan Chill-Out – the Next Generation Leaf?

Nissan’s chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta and CEO Makoto Uchida with the concept car Chill-Out.

At least extreme in the gang is then the concept Nissan Chill-Out which is a fairly conventional crossover SUV that is somewhat reminiscent of Nissan’s upcoming electric car Ariya.

Other publications have speculated that the highly conventional concept is a preview of the next-generation Nissan Leaf, which will be launched in crossover 2025.

Like the pickup Surf-Out, Chill-Out should have good off-road driving characteristics with the same “e-4ORCE” four-wheel drive as other concepts.

Feels like Nissan is in the electric car match!

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