Nissan Electric SUV

Nissan IMx Crossover Concept

The Race For The All-Electric SUV Segment Continues To Attract The Attention Of Global Automotive Manufacturers.  Nissan’s Highly Anticipated All-Electric SUV Is Expected To Debut At The Tokyo Motor Show In October 2019  

  • You may have not driven in the ubiquitous all-electric Nissan Leaf, but I assume you have seen it several times on U.K. roads.  In fact, the all-electric Nissan Leaf is one of the best selling electric cars globally, with more than 400,000 sold.  Yes, there are more Nissan Leaf electric vehicles on the roads than the hugely successful Tesla Model 3 
  • The Japanese automotive behemoth, Nissan Motor Company, is keen to leverage its enviable experience and track record with the Nissan Leaf pure electric car,  to launch an all-electric compact SUV.  Surprisingly, it has taken Nissan much longer to introduce a new EV model, given its leadership position in zero-emission mobility 
Nissan IMx Crossover Concept
Nissan IMx Crossover Concept (credit: Nissan)
  • The Nissan battery electric vehicle (BEV) will be based on the IMx crossover concept, unveiled in 2017 at the Tokyo Motor Show 
  • The pure electric SUV is expected to have a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge, placing it favourably in comparison to other available electric SUVs.  As an example, the range for the Tesla Model X is 315 miles, while the Jaguar I-PACE has a range of 292 miles 
  • The electric SUV is expected to be built on the Nissan’s new EV platform, with potentially impressive performance figures.  The all-electric crossover is expected to achieve 0 to 62 mph in under 5 seconds 
  • Prices are yet to be ascertained, but we can expect the Nissan electric SUV to be more ‘affordable’ than some of the premium electric SUVs with a similar range
  • The model is expected to be available for sale in 2021 
Nissan IMx Crossover Concept
Nissan IMx Crossover Concept (credit: Nissan)

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Nissan has demonstrated strong vision in the EV sector by launching the pure electric Leaf in 2010.  Nearly, a decade later, the world is awakening to ‘zero-emission road transportation’.  The Japanese automotive manufacturer is certainly well placed to leverage its experience and knowledge, to create another global EV success.  

There is undoubtedly a significant commercial opportunity to exploit in the mid-priced EV SUV segment. The key for success is creating an electric SUV model that enables affordability and migration from internal combustion engines (ICE) to zero-emission driving.  With a decade of experience, we assume that Nissan has achieved this realization.  If not, then they have failed to truly leverage the valuable experience thus far.

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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