Nissan to launch 8 energy models in China by 2026

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor is gearing up for a comeback in China. It is launching eight new energy models in the country, where electric vehicles are spreading rapidly.

Nissan says on Thursday that the models include both electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. It plans to introduce them by 2026.

The company reported that its sales in the country for the first half of this year plunged 24.4 percent from the same period last year, to 359,000 units.

This mirrors the situation for many other Japanese automakers, whose plummeting sales in China have forced them to review their strategies.

Meanwhile, Nissan's sales in North America, Japan and Europe were brisk. The entire group had record sales of 6.06 trillion yen, or about 40 billion dollars, for the six months through September.