Nissan has been surprised to see Kicks customers reaching for higher trims at a faster rate than the base model.
EVs make up a tiny share of U.S. sales, but the coming wave has engine part suppliers redeploying.
Engineers are already adapting to accommodate the arrival of autonomous capabilities, contemplating how to package sensors and telecommunications gear in traditional vehicle types. But that's just a start. Looking ahead, they foresee more substantial overhauls that will change the relationship between people and vehicles.