Renault-Nissan to sell electric-cars in China by early 2011

Nissan Motor Co and its French alliance Renault said last week that they will be supplying electric-cars to one of the most polluted countries in the world – China. The Renault-Nissan alliance said that they will work with the Chinese government to supply a comprehensive plan for marketing and for a battery-charging network.

The alliance plans on selling electric-vehicles to China in early 2011. The capital city of Wuhan has been selected as the first city under a memorandum of understanding signed by Nissan and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China.

I will be attending an event here in Los Angeles tomorrow where I will test drive a Nissan all-electric-vehicle (which I’m guessing will be based on the Nissan Cube) and will speak with Nissan’s management on the company’s overall EV strategy.

Stay tuned for that.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Reuters