After backing interesting electric vehicle projects such as Better Place in Israel and a joint-venture with NEC to produce new-generation batteries, Nissan is now talking about bringing EVs home. Nissan and the Prefecture of Kanagawa have announced a project to study the feasibility of getting more than 3,000 EVs running in the prefecture by the end of 2014 using a local-designed charging network and appropriate incentives.

According to Shigefumi Matsuzawa, the governor of Kanagawa Prefecture, should this project have a positive result, it could be extended to the rest of Japan. Just remember that Nissan has promised an EV for the U.S. and Japan in 2010 and mass-market EVs globally by 2012. The choice of Kanagawa Prefecture seems appropriate, because that's where Nissan has a "green Engineering" center.

[Source: Nissan]

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