Tokyo — Six months after unveiling its revamped battery-powered Leaf, Nissan Motor is pressing ahead with plans for an array of electrified vehicles in a bid to boost sales of the cars six-fold in five years. The Japanese car maker set itself an annual target of selling 1-million new-energy vehicles, including those with its e-Power powertrains, by the year ending March 2023, it said in a statement on Friday. The plan includes developing eight pure electric vehicles (EVs) and staging an offensive in China under different brands, it said. The maker of the Leaf, once the world’s best-selling EV, is looking to regain the lead it had lost to rivals, including Tesla, as the rapidly expanding market gets crowded with Chinese start-ups and other established manufacturers, such as Volkswagen (VW) and General Motors. Facing a market that is leveling out in the US and waning demand at home, Nissan is spending ¥1-trillion ($9.5bn) over five years, in China, to help tap buyers. "Our strong Chin...

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