Nissan's next EV to be a sports car

Sources told Edmonds InsideLine that the carmaker is considering either an all-electric 370Z-E or an electric version of the Essence Coupe, the concept car it revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

The Infiniti Essence Coupe concept car revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009 is not an electric car, but it could be according to a recent rumor.
The Infiniti Essence Coupe concept car revealed at the 79th Geneva Motor Show in 2009 is not an electric car, but it could be according to a recent rumor. Nissan

While its electric compact nears production, Nissan also plans to produce an electric sports car bearing the Infiniti badge.

Sources told Edmunds Inside Line that the carmaker is considering either an all-electric 370Z-E or an electric version of the Essence Coupe, the concept hybrid it revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. All that has been confirmed by Nissan in previous news statements about its future electric vehicle plans is that the car will be a "stylish, compact, high-performance four-seat luxury Infiniti with zero emissions."

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