Day: February 10, 2021

Nissan lowers sales forecast, acknowledges chip shortage disruption

This photo, taken in the U.K. on December 18, 2020, shows the back of a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.

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The CEO of Nissan reaffirmed the importance of electric vehicles to the carmaker’s future on Tuesday, telling CNBC that his company would be “building (on) our strengths to electrify 100% of our all-new vehicle offering from the early 2030s in key markets.”

Makoto Uchida’s comments echo an announcement made by Nissan at the end of January, when the firm said the Japanese, European, U.S. and Chinese markets would be the focus of its electrification goal for new vehicles.

In his interview with CNBC’s “Street Signs Europe,” Uchida also addressed the global shortage of semiconductors affecting the automotive industry, stating that it had “impacted our domestic and our overseas production.”

An increased demand for gadgets and electronic devices during the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to

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