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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:02 AM
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Nissan Sets 2010 for U.S. Electric Car Launch

Nissan Sets 2010 for U.S. Electric Car Launch


Nissan Motor Co., which has come late to the hybrid game, doesn't want to be caught unplugged when electric cars start hitting the market, says company boss Carlos Ghosn.

An electric Nissan will be introduced in the U.S. in 2010, he told reporters Wednesday during an impromptu discussion at the Geneva Motor Show, with a global launch of the vehicle to follow in 2012.

Ghosn, who chairs both Nissan and its French partner, Renault, said the electric car would be sold worldwide by both brands. He did not elaborate on brand distinctions, model variances or particulars of the electric drive system being prepared, but did say the cars would not be identical.

Renault would target the European market, Ghosn said, while Nissan would target Asia and the U.S.

More: http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradvisor/.eea49ea
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:09 AM
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1. Nissan will rule the industry if they keep that date.
That's only two years away. :P

Fuel abstraction is the way of the future, but to meet the demands of electric vehicles, we need to make sure that the electric grid is improved.
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:12 AM
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2. Grid definitely needs improvement, but it can already power a large percentage of the fleet
About 84% of the existing vehicles, per the "Mileage from Megawatts" study by DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory:

http://newswire.ascribe.org/cgi-bin/behold.pl?ascribeid...


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