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There's now word that the Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan tie-up, a collaborative deal that was made official back in April of 2010, is set to expand to include a compact Infiniti model that will feature a platform developed by Mercedes-Benz as well as a pair of electric vehicles. These are all slated to launch in 2014.

At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault-Nissan chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn told reporters that Mercedes and Infiniti would swap engines and that Nissan's luxury automaker would utilize a Mercedes platform for its set-to-debut-in-2014 compact.

Additionally, Ghosn stated that the two projects that formed the original basis for the strategic agreement – a common platform for Smart's future vehicle and the Renault Twingo; and an electric vehicle deal that supposedly involves two subcompacts – are on schedule. This means that we should expect the 2014 arrival of a pair of electric vehicles, with one a battery-powered Twingo and the other an undisclosed electric Smart.


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      LEONARD
      • 6 Months Ago
      Are they under 15k if not keep em
        Peter
        • 6 Months Ago
        @LEONARD
        So you want an Infiniti or a Mercedes for under $15K, AND a BEV one at that. Hope you are willing to wait to buy used in 2020! LOL
          EVSUPERHERO
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Peter
          Think was or is the EV of bugs. They just have no capability to mass produce and Americans have no motivation to buy as 89 percent of them don't even think about what they do to our trade deficit using gas. The ones that do won't change anyway for it is to much sacrifice to pay more up front and not get nickle and dimed down the road. Excuse me I mean, five and ten dollar billed, down the road. I love how people on here label people like me mavens of security or economy. This is just a way of making the problem seem trivial so they can go on to push 80 percent of a gallon of gas into the atmosphere as heat and pollution and feel good about driving their ICE.
          LEONARD
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Peter
          No what i want to see happen and what has to happen is a mfg is going to have to take the Henry Ford model ev,s are never going to take off until they can be purchased by the masses Now as stated before an seen on other sites people are doing this already with current cars for $7500, so why can't a mfg do it with all the cash behind them the Leaf is a great start, now build it in Korea and how much less can you sell it for, if tata can build a $2500 ice car build a model that runs on batteries oh yeah 50 air bags in a car is not needed we need the Vw Bug of Ev's now!!