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Nissan reportedly investigates electrical pickup for US

Nissan in 2021 rolled out a handful of ideas previewing potential designs for the model’s upcoming EV portfolio. One among them was a pickup truck known as the Surf-Out, which might show common as each a life-style truck and light-duty workhorse within the U.S.

Nissan design chief Alfonso Albaisa instructed Motor Authority in a 2022 interview that his design group was investigating an electrical pickup truck, and now an govt representing Nissan dealerships has revealed that Nissan is investigating one for the U.S.

The knowledge was revealed by Nissan Seller Advisory Board Chairman Tyler Slade in an interview with Automotive Information (subscription required) revealed on Sunday.

Slade additionally mentioned within the interview that sellers are asking for a mid-size electrical truck, and that business consumers may benefit as operating prices might probably be decrease in comparison with a conventional gas-powered truck.

Whereas Ford already gives an electrical truck within the type of the full-size F-150 Lightning, and Basic Motors and Ram are readying full-size electrical vehicles of their very own for 2024, any Nissan electrical truck is prone to be within the mid-size class or smaller.

Based on Automotive Information’ sources, Nissan plans to exit the full-size pickup truck phase, probably as quickly as this yr. Nissan’s present choice within the phase, the Titan, managed simply 27,406 gross sales in 2021 and 2022’s tally, which hasn’t been introduced, is predicted to be even decrease.

Nissan plans 23 electrified fashions throughout the Nissan and Infiniti manufacturers by 2030, of which 15 might be EVs. The primary of the brand new EVs is predicted in 2025.

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