During the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, we got a chance to sit down and chat with Gareth Dunsmore, the European head of Nissan’s electric vehicles division. He offered some information on the car company’s current and upcoming EV plans.
In terms of electric cars, Dunsmore said that Nissan is working to help increase the range of those vehicles with better batteries, while also making them cheaper. He adds that more work needs to be done on the infrastructure side in terms of setting up enough charging stations for people to keep their vehicles powered up. He also pointed out that new legislation for European governments that are planned for 2020 and 2025 will help to make that happen. He also talked about the Nissan BladeGlider prototype EV vehicle.
He also talked about’s Nissan’s upcoming autonomous driving features. He spoke about the company’s recent testing of self-driving cars in a short road section of London, with no issues. The lessons learned from that test will be put into future cars to help keep drivers safe.
There’s a ton of other info that Dunsmore told us as part of his interview during Geneva 2017, so be sure to check out the entire video, and let us know what you think about his statements in the comments.