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Nissan bets on electric not biofuels

Your second car run on electricity, says the automaker’s Shinohara. Ethanol and biodiesel don’t have that equation going for them.


Japan—Nissan is going to come out more hybrid cars and electric vehicles in a few years.

But less excited about and biodiesel.

Nissan’s Minoru Shinohara the Ceatec crowds.

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Technically designing an ethanol or biodiesel car is straightforward, said Minoru senior vice president and manager of the Technology Development at Nissan, during a meeting at the show here this

The problem is the cost of the fuel. biodiesel and ethanol cost than regular gas, changes in mileage and other are calculated.

The most important thing is of fuel, Shinohara said. In the he speculated, biofuel cars account for 10 percent to 20 percent of all sold. It’s a large but nowhere close to a majority.

are also the political and societal he added. Do you have to use cropland might be better used in food? Do you have to cut down forests?

It’s the opposite cars that run on electricity. The questions are easy. The tough is coming up with a battery is small enough and cheap to put into a car.

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Electric cars probably be replacements for current petroleum Batteries can’t provide a that gas-powered cars Instead, manufacturers will them as second cars or cars designed for ordinary, commutes.

Getting consumers to and act on, the town car concept is going to a lot of marketing and work, Shinohara

They (electric cars) are not a for traditional vehicles, he said.

electric plans are already way. The company currently some hybrid vehicles rely on components and technology Toyota. It will come out cars based on its own hybrid in 2010. (Nissan got a good of the buzz at last month’s auto show with its concept car, the Mixim .)

The first mass-produced electric car Nissan will then follow in 2011 or 2012, added. It will likely be a car. He’s a lot less about the concept about hybrids—again, it’s the price/benefit

The basis of these future and electrics will likely from batteries from a venture formed earlier year between Nissan and

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