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During the Nissan 360 event in Portugal earlier this week Nissan's head of global product planning, Thomas Lane, re-confirmed that the company plans to have an electric vehicle running in U.S. fleets by 2010. That vehicle would also be made available at the retail level a year later. The plan is for government and commercial fleets to use the vehicle first before letting regular customers have a crack at it. According to Lane, the architecture of the new EV is almost done with some components bo

Nissan's European product boss Pierre Loing has told BusinessCar that the company plans to introduce a production electric car in Japan by the end of the decade. The car will use some of the technology at the heart of the Mixim concept that was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week. The new EV will be based on the SuperMotor design which has an electric motor driving each of the axles getting energy from a lithium ion battery pack. So far there is no word on what the configuration of th