Nissan Forklifts announces new lithium batteries that forecast EV

Nissan has announced a new range of forklifts that use lithium ion batteries provided by Nissan and NEC's joint venture AESC. These batteries were first seen powering the Mixim and the Pivo 2 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.

[Source: Nissan]

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