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Old 03-06-2008, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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News: Nissan to launch electric car in US by 2010

Thin on details, but this isn't the first time Ghosn has publicly said the company is more interested in pursuing EVs than hybrids.

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Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn says Nissan will launch an electric car in the United States by 2010.

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Mr Ghosn said new legislation in California aimed at cutting CO2 emissions gave extra impetus to research into alternative energy sources and products.

source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...06/2181527.htm

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Old 03-06-2008, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hopefully it's not another Chevy Volt...
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I doubt it. Nissan owns (part of?) Renault, which has a history of battery EV production vehicles (not hybridized). I'd bet they'll be looking at a small city car type vehicle based on lithium ion.
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Seems like 2010 is becoming somewhat of a magic number nowadays
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That's true, isn't it?
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Well far as I know we have the following for 2010 or thereabouts
Chevy Volt
Nissans Volt
Mistubshi's EV (Japan only)
Honda FCX in So Cal
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VW should have a TDI Hybrid in the States by 2010.

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