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Auto Industry Upheaval

Nissan targets sixfold growth in sales of electrics

Maker of the Leaf plans eight new models of fully electric vehicles

Nissan showed off its all-electric IMx concept car at last year's Tokyo Motor Show.

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor has set a goal of raising annual global sales of electric vehicles sixfold to one million units by fiscal 2022, mostly cars powered by the Japanese automaker's proprietary hybrid system.

The company said Friday it plans to develop eight new models of all-electric vehicles, including a minicar model that will be released in Japan at the start of the 2020s.

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