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Nissan IDS Concept front 3/4
  • Nissan IDS Concept: Tokyo 2015
  • The Nissan IDS Concept, which the company says embodies the company’s vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emission EVs.
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2015 Sebastian Blanco / AOL
Nissan IDS Concept front side view
  • Nissan IDS Concept: Tokyo 2015
  • The Nissan IDS Concept, which the company says embodies the company’s vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emission EVs.
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2015 Sebastian Blanco / AOL
Nissan IDS Concept: Tokyo 2015
  • Nissan IDS Concept: Tokyo 2015
  • The Nissan IDS Concept, which the company says embodies the company’s vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emission EVs.
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2015 Sebastian Blanco / AOL
Nissan IDS Concept side view
  • Nissan IDS Concept: Tokyo 2015
  • The Nissan IDS Concept, which the company says embodies the company’s vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emission EVs.
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2015 Sebastian Blanco / AOL
Nissan IDS Concept rear 3/4
  • Nissan IDS Concept: Tokyo 2015
  • The Nissan IDS Concept, which the company says embodies the company’s vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emission EVs.
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2015 Sebastian Blanco / AOL
Nissan IDS Concept front view
  • Nissan IDS Concept: Tokyo 2015
  • The Nissan IDS Concept, which the company says embodies the company’s vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emission EVs.
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2015 Sebastian Blanco / AOL
While we've heard that Nissan will introduce a 200-mile all-electric Leaf but it looks like there will be another long-range EV in the company's future. Nissan CEO Carlo Ghosn spoke at the company's annual shareholder meeting this month and said that Nissan is going to introduce a range extender on a new compact car in Japan. Ghosn also said that new a autonomous-drive, single-lane self-driving steering feature is also on the way. We will see both of them by the end of March, 2017.

We saw a sort-of preview of a Nissan range extender in the Gripz concept at the Paris Motor Show last fall. The difference was that that concept was more of a traditional hybrid, with a fossil-fuel engine powering electric motors. Automotive News notes that the Gripz hybrid system and the new plug-in range extender will share the e-Power name for the powertrain. A longer-range all-electric concept was on display in NIssan's IDS (pictured above) at the Tokyo Motor Show last fall.

At the meeting, Ghosn said that, "This new electric vehicle will meet consumer demand for greater autonomy and fuel efficiency. It will utilize a new e-Power system that matches the agility, quietness, strong acceleration and efficiency of the Nissan Leaf."

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