has announced a new range of forklifts that use lithium ion
provided by Nissan and NEC's joint venture
. These batteries were first seen powering the
concepts during the
Frankfurt Motor Show
. Does this move of the batteries to actual production vehicles mean that we'll get
us a Nissan
EV as expected? Nissan states that this is part of its Nissan GT 2012 strategy to produce an EV for the U. S. in 2010 and 2012 in the rest of the world. The new forklift models were introduced during Hannover's Logistics Fair and will be on sale in 2009, if development is ready. The first units for the European market will be probably built at Nissan's plant in Navarra, Spain.