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Nissan appears to feel the electricity in the air, and has said it is open to selling its EV to retail consumers two years ahead of schedule. That doesn't mean it will go on sale everywhere -- said a Nissan rep, "if a market is ready for it, we'll go ahead earlier." When it does arrive, it will be a "uniquely designed stand-alone model" that will focus attention on the brand and its EV credentials.

Out in San Diego today, the Renault-Nissan Alliance officially brought its electric vehicle world domination plan project to California. Renault-Nissan will work with local utility company San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in a partnership "to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network."

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If you happen to be in San Diego this afternoon you may get a chance to view what Nissan 's director of product planning and strategy, Mark Perry, is calling "a true market introduction" of the electric car that the company will offer for sale in America next year. It won't actually look like the coming 5-seater, but under the Nissan Cube skin is said to lay the same drivetrain as the 2010 model. While speaking about the upcoming event, Perry let slip that the pricing of the vehicle will be comp