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Nissan Motor Company has teamed up with Daikyo Incorporated, one of Japan's largest condominium builders, to jointly develop an electric vehicle charging infrastructure targeted directly at condo dwellers. Nissan and Daikyo will immediately begin work on their "Demonstration Project for EV Charging Infrastructure in Condominium Buildings."

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Nissan is reportedly considering building a sports car based on the electric drive hardware from its new Leaf EV. From a business perspective, it would likely make sense for Nissan to follow the same path set forth by Toyota/Lexus with premium hybrid models, and indeed, the Leaf is already pegged to get a pricier sibling at Infiniti. A premium battery electric vehicle could be sold a significantly higher price point, helping to subsidize the cost of more mainstream models like the Leaf.

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Nissan is reportedly considering building a sports car based on the electric drive hardware from its new Leaf EV. From a business perspective, it would likely make sense for Nissan to follow the same path set forth by Toyota/Lexus with premium hybrid models, and indeed, the Leaf is already pegged to get a pricier sibling at Infiniti. A premium battery electric vehicle could be sold a significantly higher price point, helping to subsidize the cost of more mainstream models like the Leaf.

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Nissan Leaf battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Nissan Leaf iAd on 4th generation iPhone – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Nissan Leaf iAd on 4th generation iPhone – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Nissan's partner to make home-charging for electric vehicles (EVs) a reality is AeroVironment (AV), a leading producer of EV charging units. The partnership is putting the finishing touches on a Nissan-branded home charging unit marketed at buyers of the Leaf all-electric car, but the charger is not model-specific. As AeroVironment's vice president of EV solutions Kristen Hensel remarked:

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Infiniti Essence concept - click above for high-res image gallery

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For those of you that like to collect memorabilia related to electric vehicles or simply like to collect stamps, Nissan and the Japanese post office have a deal for you. Starting February 1, a limited edition sheet of postage stamps chronicling the history of Nissan's electric vehicle development from 1947 until today will be available at 954 post offices around Japan. The sheet of 10 ¥80 stamps will run ¥1,200 (about $13.34 U.S. as this is written).

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2010 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Infiniti Essence concept - click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for hi-res gallery

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Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

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