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Nissan’s EV-02: The First Mass-Market Electric Car?

Posted By Jorge Chapa On May 19, 2009 @ 10:00 am In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 10 Comments

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Nissan’s prototype EV-02 [2] may lack the streamlined curves and svelte sex appeal of today’s electric [3] super sportscars [4], however Nissan is hoping the technology behind this vehicle will power the first mass marketed EV! The milestone electric vehicle [5] is set to make a splash when it hits the states in 2010 with a 100 mile range and a price point of $20,000-$30,000.

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Compared to the heavy hitters of the auto world, Nissan [6] is a relatively small company. What it lacks in size though, it more than makes up with their commitment to producing affordable electric vehicles [7]. The EV-02 is at the moment a rather spartan, souped-up cube city car, but it holds Nissan’s hope that they can break into the soon-to-be lucrative electric market [8].

The Ev-02 is expected to come to American shores sometime in 2010. It features an SAE standard charging system, that takes power from a 220-volt outlet, and takes around 4 hours to charge. The EV-02 is expected to run for around 100 miles before needing a full charge. It is not a speedy vehicle, but according to all [2] accounts [9], it works like a charm.

Nissan expects it to cost roughly around $20,000 to $30,000. As it is an electric vehicle, it will probably be eligible for a number of rebates so you can expect to pay a bit less than that.

+ Nissan [10]

Via Popular Mechanics [2]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=23274

[2] EV-02: http://www.popularmechanics.com/blogs/automotive_news/4276765.html?series=19

[3] electric: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/31/the-tesla-model-s-revealed/

[4] super sportscars: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/03/namir-hybrid-by-italdesign/

[5] electric vehicle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/06/eliica-25mph-electric-concept-vehicle/

[6] Nissan: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/07/nissan-nuvu-electric-concept-car/

[7] electric vehicles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/10/c100-electric-vehicle-by-bg/

[8] electric market: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/14/coulomb-technologies-unveils-first-chargepoint-in-san-jose/

[9] accounts: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-10210982-48.html

[10] + Nissan: http://www.nissanusa.com/

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