All-electric Nissan Micra successor to hit European roads soon

All-electric Nissan Micra
(Image credit: Nissan)

Nissan has announced plans to introduce an all-electric Nissan Micra successor in European markets. 

The compact electric vehicle (EV) will become the entry-level model in the company's lineup, which is expected to include 35 new cars by 2030 as part of Nissan's Ambition 2030 project.

A new Nissan Ariya and EV crossover are also "arriving soon," with the brand's innovative e-POWER technology set to debut in upcoming Qashqai and X-Trail models. 

Nissan's electric Micra successor has been designed in-house, but will be engineered and manufactured by Renault on the CMF B-EV platform, which is set to debut in 2024 with the retro-inspired Renault 5

It seems plausible that the new Micra could arrive during the same 2024 window, although Nissan hasn't yet shared a release date. 

According to the Japanese automaker, the new CMF B-EV platform can accommodate enough batteries to provide upcoming electric cars with a 250-mile range. It also reduces costs and power consumption by 33% and 10%, respectively, compared with existing models like the Renault Zoe

With a starting price of £27,505 (around €30,000), the Renault Zoe is currently the most popular electric passenger vehicle in Europe, so knocking a third off that figure could see the new Micra (and Renault 5) retail for around £18,500 (around €21,000).

Style siblings

In a press release announcing the Micra successor, Nissan said its new CMF B-EV platform will also allow manufacturers "to maintain unique styling for their respective products."

Judging by the preview images showing off its upcoming compact EV, though, the new Micra looks as though it'll be sharing more than just performance specs with the Renault 5. 

By our eye, the two vehicles look remarkably similar, at least in terms of body styling. Check out a side-by-side comparison of the Micra successor and Renault 5 below. 

Of course, it's likely that headlamp, taillight, grille and alloy design will differ between the two EVs, but with both cars set to share the same power platform, prospective customers may be hard-pressed to pick a preference. 

Still, if the success of the Renault Zoe is anything to go by, both Nissan and Renault are onto a winner with their imminent electric offerings. 

Axel Metz
Phones Editor

Axel is TechRadar's UK-based Phones Editor, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest AI breakthroughs as part of the site's Mobile Computing vertical. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion.  Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.