The 2011 Nissan Leaf is making its public debut in Tokyo this week, where CEO Carlos Ghosn announced plans for an Infiniti battery car.
Nissan Motor Co. is going big for electric power, the automaker confirmed during its Tokyo Motor Show news conference today.
The automaker’s CEO Carlos Ghosn revealed Nissan’s luxury division, Infiniti, will add a compact four-door battery car to its line-up. It will join a fast-expanding array of Nissan electric vehicles.
While Ghosn declined to provide details, he noted that the Infiniti model will comply with the brand’s motto of “inspired performance.”
Ghosn drove onto the stage, at Makuhari Messe, in a tandem two-seat battery car, dubbed the Land Glider. But it appears unlikely the unusual, narrow-gauge model will be among the new zero-emission alternatives to reach production.
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Earlier this year, Ghosn revealed that the flagship Nissan brand will introduce its first battery-electric vehicle, or BEV, in 2011. And a battery version of the NV200 commercial van is under development, as well, the Brazilian-born executive, who also serves as CEO of Nissan’s Alliance partner, Renault, revealed in Tokyo.