Pictorial: Nissan's "Urban EV GoKart" 20-30 Concept
Nissan has released the first imagery of its 20-30 Concept, a sporty Micra-sized EV with bold sports styling. The plan is that by 2028, Nissan EVs will have solid-state batteries, reducing the cost of electrical energy storage by 65%, and enabling pocket rocket hot hatches just like this.
While nominally celebrating 20 years of Nissan Design Europe (NDE), the 20-30 Concept is an illustration of the “Nissan Ambition 2030” Roadmap, in which Nissan plans the introduction of 27 electrified vehicles, including 19 EVs, by 2030. In this period Nissan is also introducing cobalt-free technology to bring down the cost of EV batteries by 65% by fiscal year 2028, thereby reducing charging time by two-thirds of what we now know.
Further, Nissan expects its solid-state battery initiative (which it calls "all-solid-state batteries" – ASSB) to bring the cost of battery packs down to US$75 per kWh by fiscal year 2028 and aims to bring it further down to $65 per kWh to achieve cost parity between EV and gasoline vehicles in the future.
The European car market is electrifying far quicker than in any other part of the world. In the period 2018-2022, the share of the market held by electric and electrified vehicles rose from 5% to 44%, with all-electric vehicles rising from 1% to 12% of the total market.
Today EVs represent 16% of Nissan's total sales in Europe, part of a total electrified sales mix of 50%, which in the coming three years is expected to rise to 98%.
The new 20-30 Concept is covered from all angles in the image gallery and its creation is shown in the video below.