Nissan will accelerate plans towards electrification by committing that all its vehicles sold in Europe will be electric by 2030, and will introduce new battery technology that reduces both the charging time and the cost of electric vehicles. The announcement came even as the UK postponed its 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2035. Nissan plans a pilot plant in Japan to mass produce the new batteries by 2028 and will expand its UK battery manufacturing capability, giving Nissan an advantage over other car-makers who import most of their batteries from China and can’t make the 2030 threshold due to post-Brexit trading rules. "We believe it is the right thing to do for our business, our customers and for the planet," said Nissan chief executive Makoto Uchida.

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