Nihon Keizai Shimbun
is reporting that
is developing an all-electric subcompact car that it plans to sell by 2010. The
is being developed completely in-house and will use lithium-ion batteries to store its charge, which should last long enough for about 120 miles of travel.
us that the car
will have twice the range of the Nissan Hypermini
(shown above), a small fleet of which were
to the city of Pasadena, California back in 2000 but have since been "killed" by the company.
Nissan will also end its short alliance with
, the only fruit of which was the use of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive in the recently unveiled
. In the future, Nissan will use a
system of its own, developed in-house. The new hybrid-system should be ready by 2010 also and be used in compact cars, as well as likely replacing the Hybrid Synergy Drive in the
[Source: AutoblogGreen and