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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
Nissan’s prototype EV-02  may lack the streamlined curves and svelte sex appeal of today’s electric  super sportscars , however Nissan is hoping the technology behind this vehicle will power the first mass marketed EV! The milestone electric vehicle  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.
Compared to the heavy hitters of the auto world, Nissan  is a relatively small company. What it lacks in size though, it more than makes up with their commitment to producing affordable electric vehicles . 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 .
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  accounts , 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.
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Via Popular Mechanics 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=23274
 EV-02: http://www.popularmechanics.com/blogs/automotive_news/4276765.html?series=19
 electric: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/31/the-tesla-model-s-revealed/
 super sportscars: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/03/namir-hybrid-by-italdesign/
 electric vehicle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/06/eliica-25mph-electric-concept-vehicle/
 Nissan: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/07/nissan-nuvu-electric-concept-car/
 electric vehicles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/10/c100-electric-vehicle-by-bg/
 electric market: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/14/coulomb-technologies-unveils-first-chargepoint-in-san-jose/
 accounts: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-10210982-48.html
 + Nissan: http://www.nissanusa.com/
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