Automotive News   |   Automotive News Europe   |   Autoweek   |   Automobilwoche

Automotive News China Newsletter
Register our free newsletter, sent each Monday and Thursday

     Automakers   Suppliers   Auto Show   Comment   Car Cutaway   Newsletters   Press Releases   Register for Newsletter
  Contact Us:   Editorial   Advertising   Subscription Information   |   About Us   Media Kit
Home >> Automaker Email this story   Print this story
Nissan starts China output of Sylphy EV
Automotive News China | 2018/8/28

Nissan Motor Co. has become the first global automaker to produce a full-electric vehicle in China under its proprietary brand, with the start of Sylphy EV output.

The first full-electric Sylphy compact sedan rolled off the production line at Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co.í»s Huadu plant in the south China city of Guangzhou, Nissan said. 

Dongfeng Nissan is Nissaní»s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Co. 

The electric Sylphy is being produced specifically for China. It was developed on the same platform as Nissaní»s Leaf EV. 

Fitted with an 80-kilowatt electric motor and powered by lithium ion batteries, the Sylphy has a range of 338 kilometers (210 miles) on one charge.

By the end of 2019, Dongfeng Nissan will roll out five EVs under the Nissan, Dongfeng and the joint ventureí»s proprietary Venucia brands, according to Nissan.

Among other global automakers, only General Motors and Volkswagen Group have started producing EVs in China, but the EVs are not marketed under the brands of their respective joint ventures.

GM builds and sells the Baojun-badged two-seat E100 micro electric car at its light-vehicle joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp., while VW produces and markets the Sol-brand E20X electric compact crossover at a partnership with Jianghuai Automobile Co.

Related Stories
  • Ghosn's successor rolls back Nissan's $9 billion China plan
  •     --Published:2019/22/3
  • Evergrande to start making electric vehicles in June
  •     --Published:2019/22/3
  • GM to launch 9 locally produced electrified vehicles in next 5 years
  •     --Published:2019/15/3
  • BAIC sets sights on Europe with electric supercar, crossover
  •     --Published:2019/8/3
  • Nissan, Honda sales dip in February
  •     --Published:2019/8/3
  • Nio warns of lower Q1 sales, scraps Shanghai plant
  •     --Published:2019/8/3
  • TGood says EV battery charging unit breaks even
  •     --Published:2019/5/3
  • EVs shine as market's lone bright spot
  •     --Published:2019/22/2
  • VW hikes EV target by 50% with China, budget models
  •     --Published:2019/19/2
  • Nissan targets 2.6% sales growth in 2019
  •     --Published:2019/15/2
  • China's EV market: Dispelling the myths
  •     --Published:2019/12/2
  • China's Arcfox to introduce next-gen crossover concept in Geneva
  •     --Published:2019/8/2
  • Nissan-Dongfeng venture targets 10% sales growth this year
  •     --Published:2019/1/2
  • Koenigsegg teams with Saab successor to go electric
  •     --Published:2019/1/2

    Our Newsletter Editions
    Automotive News China produces two email newsletters each week. You can sort your news by the articles highlighted in each of our newsletters here.

    Select your newsletter     


    Automotive News China
    Room 1303, Building 2, Lane 99, South Hongcao Road,
    Shanghai 200233
    Telephone: 86-139-1851-5816
    Fax: 86-21-6495-0895
    Home | Help Center | About Us | Privacy Policy | RSS
    Entire contents © Crain Communications, Inc.
    Use of editorial content without permission is strictly prohibited. All Rights Reserved.