Nissan to release electric car

August 6, 2008 3:53:51 PM PDT
Nissan plans to sell a new vehicle in the U.S. and Japan by 2010. It will be sold world wide by 2012.

The front-wheel drive electric car is powered with advanced lithium-ion batteries. Nissan says the batteries have twice the power of batteries used in current gas-electric hybrids and other electric cars.

Nissan has not set a price for the new car.