Nissan has announced that it will move all of its new car sales to electric by 2030 across Europe.
The announcement came as Nissan unveiled its sporty Concept 20-23 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its design studio in London. The 20-23 is meant as a vision of a fun electric city car that you’d like to drive every day in London. It’s packed with neat design details including eye-catching scissor-doors.
At the same time, Nissan said that all future new models launched from now on will be all-electric in Europe. Globally Nissan will launch 19 new EVs by 2030 including a new compact small car to replace the Micra and another vehicle that will be built at Nissan’s Sunderland plant
“EV is the ultimate mobility solution. More than a million customers have already joined our journey and experienced the fun of a Nissan electric vehicle, and there is no turning back now,” said Makoto Uchida, Nissan President and CEO.
Mercedes-Benz does Monaco
If you’re a fan of the gorgeous Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda classic car from the 1960s, then you’ll love this.
It’s the latest conversion from Everrati, which fits classic cars with bespoke electric powertrains with this SL Pagoda enjoying its global unveil last week at the Monaco Yacht Show. As well as the switch from petrol to plug-in power, the SL was meticulously restored and rebuilt by hand to concours standards.
Also at the Show was a similar electric restoration of the classic Land Rover Defender by Everrati meant as a Shore Tender for super yacht customers.
Volkswagen goes on the pull
Ohme partner Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has picked up a Towcar of the Year award for 2024 from the Caravan and Motorhome Club for its all-electric ID.Buzz.
Securing the Caravan weight under 1100kg title, the judges praised the ID. Buzz’s driveability, range and room interior as well as its retro feel-good factor. Elsewhere in the VW CV range, the Multivan also won an award for Large Family Towcar for the second year in a row.
“It’s an honour to be recognised at this year’s competition,” said Laura Bignall, Brand and Performance Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. “ The all-electric ID. Buzz is designed to make you smile, whether this be for short trips with the family or towing a caravan on a family holiday.”