• Nov 27th 2006 at 3:04PM
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Japanese newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun is reporting that Nissan is developing an all-electric subcompact car that it plans to sell by 2010. The electric car is being developed completely in-house and will use lithium-ion batteries to store its charge, which should last long enough for about 120 miles of travel. AutoblogGreen tells us that the car will have twice the range of the Nissan Hypermini EV (shown above), a small fleet of which were leased to the city of Pasadena, California back in 2000 but have since been "killed" by the company.

Nissan will also end its short alliance with Toyota, the only fruit of which was the use of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive in the recently unveiled Altima Hybrid. In the future, Nissan will use a hybrid system of its own, developed in-house. The new hybrid-system should be ready by 2010 also and be used in compact cars, as well as likely replacing the Hybrid Synergy Drive in the Altima Hybrid.

[Source: AutoblogGreen and GreenCarCongress]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Who killed Nissan's Hypermini EV... Godzilla... no wonder no one cared when that one was killed off...

      hopefully they will come out with something a little bigger, faster...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah...the EV2.
      • 8 Years Ago
      120 mile range is fine for commute to work in the city but until they can make the range over say, 250 miles with a full recharge in just a few minutes, electrics will never be a replacement for normal cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As long as they promise to make it look as masculin as this Hypermini EV then I'll trade my big V8 Armada in. Do those wheels actually stick out further than the body?
      • 8 Years Ago
      A Plug In Hybrid Nissan Altima in conjunction with a solar electric array will be drivable about 30 miles a day on electricity alone; which can be entirely replenished into the utility grid by a solar array costing no more than the car and lasting at least 25 years.

      Solar electricity is less expensive now than $3/gallon gasoline in the USA.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i feel electric car technology are better for public transportation ie buses, because of their range