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Carlos Ghosn, Supreme Allied Commander (SAC) of both Nissan and Renault, took a moment from his busy car launching schedule to promise he would be sending electric cars to America in 2010. We've heard this before, but now the word comes from the very top. Interestingly, Ghosn said that the new California CO2 emission-cutting initiative had given extra impetus for the EV decision, according to this brief article from Agence France Presse (AFP).

While it's quite certain the EV launched stateside will be a Nissan, Europe is likely to receive a Renault-based one with the same technology but with a different "application". Whatever the final styling, we can be sure neither will look anything like the only electric car the two companies brought to Geneva: the Nissan Pivo2 concept (pictured).

[Source: AFP]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Alright, now we're talking. Hopefully this EV will actually be on sale in 2010 and it will be a useful vehicle with a useful range. Not just a 30mph runabout.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope any EV on sale will look like a normal car, and not that bubble-looking thing....and they better release the cars to Canadians as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't worry Throwback, as stated in the article it won't look like the Pivo2. (I preferred the first Pivo) Nissan IS bringing their Mixim concept to a conference in Monaco in a few weeks though. ^_^
      • 7 Years Ago
      2010....It's as if that date in time has some sort of cosmic significance...or just an odd coincidence.--Doc Brown
      • 6 Years Ago
      hhhhh cool
      • 7 Years Ago
      Please not the PIVO! My guess is we get a rebodied version of the car from Israel.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Psh. In 2010 they'll tell us they promise vehicles by 2015. I'm really skeptical these days.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why did the thought of ZAP immediately come to mind when I read this article?