Competition Chevrolet Volt: Nissan
After much-discussed GM launched the Chevrolet Volt electric model (which will go 64km with one food and will go into production in November 2010), many automobile manufacturers have announced similar projects.
Now came the turn of the Nissan to launch next year promise of a fully electric vehicle that has beat GM's Volt and that's to cross the 161km with a single power outlet. Thus, Ford anuta Wednesday that it will begin to produce an electric version of the next generation Focus sedan since 2011.
Chrysler continues to insist that it will build an electric car in 2010, although it is in bankruptcy proceedings. Mitsubishi and Smart planning also to take out electric cars in the same year of grace 2010, and the small producer has cashed americanTesla before serious money on some electric cars that have not yet been produced in a factory that it is neither ready.
If Ford plans to sell between 5,000 and 10,000 such vehicles on batteries in 2011, Nissan play hard (at least in theory) and rely on selling their electric cars such even in 2010, following their number would increase to in 2012 to tens of thousands.
Director General of Nissan and Renault president Carlos Ghosn, predicts that by 2015 10% of total sales of Nissan will be represented by electric vehicles. This means at least 100,000 units in the U.S..
Abandoning the old practice of secrecy in terms of disclosure of details about new models, automakers now announces, with 18-24 months before the official debut of the models that use electricity as power supply, all sorts of details about what will represent a new generation automobile market, that of electric cars.
Demand for electric vehicles will be a real boom if the manufacturers can keep prices down and functional autonomy above, any costs of purchase of such cars as batteries, if Chevy Volt between 35,000 and 40,000 dollars, the equivalent of a sedan with class.