Nissan Announces Plan for 15 New Hybrids Over Four Years

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Nissan gave a presentation today highlighting its progress toward eco-targets and highlighted a plan to add 15 hybrid models by 2016.

“Thanks to environmentally friendly technology and new products, we are completely in line with our targets for the reduction of C02 in the usage of vehicles, ” Nissan COO Toshiyuki Shiga said.

The company also announced today that it will sell an EV under its Infiniti luxury brand.

Meanwhile, the push continues for the Nissan Leaf, which has found disappointing sales and consumer complaints since its 2010 introduction.

Maybe it makes sense then for the company to backpedal as Honda already did with its Fit EV. Instead, selling hybrids might prove to be a more successful endeavor, especially in the U.S. where those drivetrains are popular.

“We’ve introduced five cars globally, including the Altima in the U.S., which have top-level fuel efficiency,” Shiga said.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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