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Nissan And Tsinghua University Collaborate To Regain Traction in Chinese Auto Market Nissan And Tsinghua University Collaborate To Regain Traction in Chinese Auto Market

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Amidst a steep decline in Chinese market share, Nissan Motor Co. NSANY NSANF is intensifying its research partnership with a leading Chinese academic institution in a bold attempt to restore its dominance in the vibrant Chinese automotive arena.

Reported by the Associated Press, the Japanese automaker divulged its plans to embark on collaborative research ventures with Tsinghua University in the upcoming year. This strategic alliance seeks to navigate the complexities of Generation Z’s automotive preferences and delve into the automotive industry’s ethical obligations concerning battery recycling, charging infrastructure, and other facets associated with electric vehicles.

Nissan’s endeavor comes at a time when the electric vehicle market in China has been surging, resulting in the emergence of formidable domestic rivals who have significantly encroached on market share. During the six-month period from April to September, Nissan experienced a staggering 34% decline in sales within the Chinese market when juxtaposed against the previous year.

β€œMarket conditions in China have become extremely challenging,” remarked Masashi Matsuyama, the chief of Nissan’s Chinese investment company, during a press conference in Beijing.

Nissan has set its sights on introducing 10 new-energy vehicles tailored for the Chinese market, with four slated to be under its own brand by 2026 and the remaining six designated for its Chinese joint venture partners. The company’s inaugural Nissan-branded model is scheduled for launch in the latter half of the upcoming year.

Simultaneously, the automaker is amplifying its electric vehicle portfolio in other markets. Just last month, in collaboration with Renault SA RNO, Nissan revealed its intentions to revamp a facility in Great Britain to produce electric iterations of its two top-selling vehicles.

Furthermore, the European Union has initiated a probe into Chinese government subsidies to ascertain if they bestow an unfair competitive edge to Chinese auto manufacturers. Tsinghua University and Nissan have shared a research partnership since 2016, focusing on electric vehicles and autonomous driving endeavors tailored for the Chinese market.

This content was partially produced with the help of AI tools and was reviewed and published by Benzinga editors.

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