Who Revived the Electric Car?

Although Nissan was not featured in ‘Who Killed the Electric Car’, its previous entrants into the electric vehicle market suffered a similar fate to that of the car chronicled in the film, the GM EV1. Nissan developed an electric car in 1947, and again in 2000. The more recent attempt, the Hypermini (pictured), failed to make it to mass market due to its limited 62-mile range. However, despite these previous disappointments, Nissan has announced a plan to revive its efforts to gain a share of the electric car market. Within the next three years, the company will introduce a new subcompact electric car with an estimated range of 125 miles. The company hopes that the electric car will compliment Nissan’s forthcoming line of gasoline-electric hybrids, and its expanded diesel lineup. ::Green Car Congress