BREAKING Twitter News: Nissan to unveil new electric-vehicle on August 2

Nissan EV Prototype

Nissan is using social media giant Twitter to spread news about a new electric-vehicle it will unveil on August 2.

“Nissan will unveil our all-new electric vehicle for the first time on August 2, at the opening of our new global headquarters in Yokohama,” NissanEVs Twitter status said.

The Japanese automaker received $1.6 billion from the $8 billion that the U.S. Department of Energy set aside for automakers developing fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicles. The funding is geared towards meeting President Barack Obama’s goals of having 1 million plug-in hybrids and electric-vehicles on the road by 2015.

Nissan says its electric-car will comfortably seat five people and will have an initial range of 100 miles before recharging is needed.

You can read about our first drive of the Nissan EV Prototype here.

First Drive: Nissan Cube EV Prototype:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Nissan EV on Twitter (via KickingTires)