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Global Research Bases


As an upstream of Nissan R&D and as a central function of global research, Nissan research center leads “vehicle electrification” “vehicle intelligence” toward zero-emission and zero fatality.

Atsugi, Japan

1-1, Morinosatoaoyama, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa 243-0123

Oppama, Japan

1, Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa 237-8523

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,
Yokohama Headquarters, Japan

1-1, Takashima 1-chome, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 220-8686


Chennai, India

Third Floor - Ascendas IT Park, Mahindra World CitySEZ Plot no TP2/1,
Natham Sub Post Office, Chengalpattu,Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu – 603002

Based on expertise in chemistry and software engineering, engineers are widely active in material
research for EVs and software development for autonomous drive etc…

Detroit, U.S.A.

39001 Sunrise Drive Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3487

In Detroit, the center of world automotive industries, Nissan researches various and unique
material technologies for EVs through collaboration with top researchers.

Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

3400 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Newly established in Feb/2013. The new office was opened in Apr/2019. SV-based researchers
develop vehicle intelligence technologies, as represented by autonomous driving and connected
car, in the top level IT community.

Cranfield, UK

Cranfield Technology Park, Moulsoe Road, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0DB, U.K.

The UK has world's leading universities and is actively involved in “vehicle electrification” and
“vehicle intelligence” by utilizing its high research capabilities.
Research function in Cranfield conducts a wide range of future-oriented research on autonomous
driving, batteries, motors, smartcities etc.



Research Department established on part of the Yokohama Plant site.


Moved to Oppama, Japan in conjunction with the completion of the Oppama, Japan plant and a
proving ground.


Name changed to Research Center.


Name changed to Central Engineering Laboratories.


No. 2 section of Central Engineering Laboratories completed.


Name changed to Nissan Research Center.


Some laboratories moved to the Nissan Advanced Technology Center, Atsugi, Japan.