• Oct 20, 2009
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

We're here at the Tokyo Motor Show, where CEO Carlos Ghosn has just confirmed that Nissan, Renault's Japanese alliance partner, will boast a lineup of at least three electric vehicles in the next few years – and a fourth vehicle is also possible. We already know about the Leaf hatchback (above) that was unveiled back in August. In addition, Nissan will build an electric version of the NV200 light commercial van that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. For the first time, Ghosn also confirmed that Infiniti will get a compact four-passenger sedan powered only by batteries.

No other information was available on this car, but Ghosn did say that it would be unveiled in the near future. In all likelihood, the Infiniti will be based on the Leaf platform that is designed for purely electric drive. The fourth model that is being considered for production is the Land Glider concept that was shown publicly for the first time here this morning.




PRESS RELEASE

Infiniti Confirms Plan for a Zero Emissions Vehicle

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., announced at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show that Infiniti plans to introduce an electric vehicle - one that will be true to the Infiniti brand's promise of "Inspired Performance."

Mr. Ghosn stated that a concept is being developed for a stylish, compact, high performance four-seat luxury Infiniti with zero emissions.

With the addition of a high-performance V6 diesel to Infiniti's Western Europe line in 2010, and the Infiniti M Hybrid, which will available in the U.S. in the spring of 2011, Infiniti will soon offer an almost unrivalled choice of powertrains compared with other luxury brands.

About Infiniti

Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks amazing. And by amazing, I mean weird. That's a face only a duckbill platypus could love.
      • 5 Years Ago
      All sounds pretty exciting besides the line of "the next few years".
        • 5 Years Ago
        Before people start killing me for calling a light commercial van, small hatchback, and a tandem leaning ev "exciting", let me clarify. I just thought the idea of commercial EV's actually nearing consumers hands is exciting.

        It wont replace my ICE on the track, but im not doing any super high performance stuff public roads, so I do plan on eventually purchasing an EV.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Will the others have names as stupid as "Leaf." I can see it now. Nissan unveils the all new "Twig" EV.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am actually excited about the Nissan Leaf. I hope that the pricing is cheap enough for mass consumption and that it is available at least almost all states. I would actually buy one or get a lease because I think this is the right move and the future of, in my opinion, of the automobile.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Andrew T

      No need to justify, EVs are very exciting whether they're the butt-ugly Leaf or a commercial van.

      Can you imagine this:

      -No more retard waking you up at night by racing his rice-grinder in you street at 1am.
      -No more nasty smells at the downtown intersection
      -Reduced oil dependence
      -Reduced trade deficit
      -Reduced respiratory diseases (and associated health costs)

      Oh wait, some of the so-called patriots and self-proclaimed defenders of freedom here will no doubt kill me for being a 'traitor'.



        • 5 Years Ago
        What so traitorous?


        I suppose for all this car offers it'll be tolerable to accept it's very weird styling.