Nissan Announces Hybrid Electric Cars Using Advanced Batteries

The production vehicle to be introduced in 2010 will have a unique body-style and is not based on any existing Nissan model.

Published: 26-Jan-2009

Nissan 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. The new electric cars will use a rear-wheel power train that delivers twice the power as conventional nickel-metal batteries.

"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.


The new batteries will make the GM Hybrid System nearly three times more powerful than the system it replaces. Pictured is 2009 Saturn Vue Green Line with Two-mode hybrid drive.

Dramatic developments in stored-power technology make electric cars more viable than ever. Pictures is Th!nk Global's new Ox crossover vehicle.

Chrysler is looking to develop their next generation of plug-ins to compete directly with GM's upcoming 2010 Volt using GE's 'dual-battery' energy storage system.


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