Electric, Hybrid Cars Coming Soon from Nissan

Nissan plans to release an electric car and an original hybrid prototype vehicle in 2010.

Published: 28-Dec-2008

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd plans to unveil its new electric car and its original hybrid prototype vehicle in 2010. The two fuel efficient vehicles will be powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery.

"Under the NISSAN GT 2012 business plan, the company has committed to zero-emission vehicle leadership, and has announced plans to introduce an all-electric vehicle in 2010 and mass market globally in 2012," Nissan said in a statement.

Electric cars are becoming more of a reality as car makers have developed several prototypes to save on fuel consumption and meet green standards. The Nissan electric car offers zero emissions and is the latest vehicle which features a front-wheel drive powered by batteries.


Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and two 67bhp (50kW) electric motors to drive the front and rear axles, the Mixim is a four-wheel-drive car with a theoretical top speed of 112mph and a potential maximum range of 156 miles.

Dodge ZEO is 2+2 electric muscle car for the 21st century powered by 200kW electric drive with 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and range of 250 miles.

The Air Car may do better than fuel-cell cars, but experts say that using grid power to charge a battery-powered electric vehicle is much more efficient than using electricity to compress and store the same amount of energy in a tank.


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