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Nissan Z’s future likely won’t include a hybrid

I think I already love it.


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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nissan gave us some really good news. In May, the automaker provided our first look at the next-generation Nissan Z, perhaps called the 400Z.

Since then, it’s been tight lips over at the automaker, which has been busy with the reveal of the Ariya electric SUV, which looks mighty nice. However, Ivan Espinosa, vice president of global product strategy, had some interesting things to say for a Car Advice report last Thursday.

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Cheerio, CHAdeMO: Nissan adopts CCS fast-charging with new Ariya electric SUV

After a decade of CHAdeMO, Nissan will use the CCS charging standard for its new Ariya EV in the US and EU.


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The upcoming Nissan Ariya electric SUV is a major step in forward the the automaker’s Nissan Next vision — a rebirth of the brand with a streamlined new generation of vehicles — but it could also signal the death knell of the CHAdeMO DC fast charging standard in the US and Europe with its adoption of the competing Combined Charging System (CCS) standard for these markets.

The CHAdeMO protocol was developed and promoted by the eponymous CHAdeMO

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With the Ariya, Nissan is bringing its EV stakes upmarket

The Ariya is about the size of a Nissan Rogue.


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“The story is a bit complex,” Nissan’s senior vice president of design, Alfonso Albaisa, told me of the creation of the Nissan Ariya, the company’s upcoming, all-electric SUV that made its debut Tuesday. While building on the know-how that came since the introduction of the Leaf a decade ago, the Ariya elevates the emission- and stress-free motoring concept to a new level.

The numbers at least are straightforward, and impressive. When released, the Ariya will offer two battery packs: 63 or 87 kilowatt-hours. The smallest is equivalent to the

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