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Nissan is in the process of building an all-solid-state battery pilot line

Settled within the existing Yokohama plant

The Surf-Out concept could become real soon. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

After its first announcement in 2022, Nissan finally began constructing its Yokohama plant in Kanagawa, Japan, to integrate a new pilot line dedicated to all-solid-state battery development in-house.

The new section will be home to molecular-level battery research and battery storage within urban cities to develop electrification further for practical use.

Still needs four more years for the pilot line to fully flesh out. PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

As part of the Nissan Ambition 2030 vision, the pilot line aims to step the Japanese brand up from lithium-ion batteries for its next generation of electric vehicles, including a pickup truck (maybe something like the Surf-Out concept?). Nissan hopes to roll out these new models using all-solid-state batteries by 2028.

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