Nissan Charged Up For US Electric Car

Japanese carmaker Nissan has revealed its strategy for having an all-electric vehicle available in the US from 2010. The first batch of cars will be tested by fleet customers with retail sales slated for 2012. According to Masahiko Tabe, Nissan’s manager of advanced vehicle engineering, the first vehicles will be tested regionally, with California marked as a target market. Indeed, the state has been earmarked as a proving ground by a number of manufacturers looking to launch alternative-fuelled vehicles due to its stringent emissions standards.