Nissan and Dongfeng revise electrification roadmap for China
According to the Wuhan-based company, the ten new models to be developed in China will be so-called ‘new energy vehicles’, which include both. electric cars, fuel cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Four of the new models will be Nissan brand vehicles, with the first new Nissan model set to be launched on the market in the second half of 2024. DFL is not providing any more details at this time.
The joint venture has also announced that it intends to export its vehicles from 2025, but has not yet revealed to which countries specifically. However, the initial export target is 100,000 vehicles per year. Both announcements are part of a new strategy called DNA+, which aims to “reshape and further develop the company”, as it says. The aim is to make full use of the resources in China and “drive research and development at a pace that is in line with this dynamic, rapidly developing market”.
DFL was founded in 2003 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Since 2012, Dongfeng Motor Company Limited has also been producing its own developments under the Venucia brand. The joint venture had already presented a “green” roadmap in 2018 and followed this up in 2020 with the announcement of at least 17 electrified models from the Dongfeng, Nissan, Venucia and Infiniti brands by 2023. At the time, however, this also meant hybrids. Apart from the Sylphy Zero Emission, no other purely electric vehicles are currently offered on the DFL website.