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Nissan pauses its plans for electric sedans to expand U.S. EV lineup

This decision follows weaker-than-expected demand for EVs.

Nissan has paused the development of two battery-powered sedans to align its vehicle introduction timeline with market demands. Instead, the company is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) lineup to five models in the U.S. 

In March, Nissan announced plans to accelerate its global EV transition. The goal is to release seven new models in the United States by 2026 and establish an EV manufacturing hub in the country.

“We are adjusting the timeline for introducing these five new models to ensure we bring the vehicles to the market at the right time,” a Nissan spokesperson told Reuters. The new U.S. lineup will include battery-powered crossover SUVs, reflecting the growing consumer preference for these vehicle types over sedans.

Despite pausing the sedan projects, Nissan confirmed that these models remain in the production plan but will roll out slower than the SUVs. The company’s Canton, Mississippi factory will support the manufacturing of its next-generation vehicles, including the newly announced EVs.

This decision follows weaker-than-expected demand for EVs, prompting global automakers to reconsider their aggressive electrification strategies. Many are now shifting focus towards hybrids and gas-powered models. Over recent years, demand for crossover SUVs and pickups has significantly surpassed that of sedans as consumers increasingly favor the convenience and utility of these vehicles.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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