Can Nissan Quell EV Anxiety with Technology?

Are you ready to trade the gas pump for a power cord? Over the next few years, drivers will have to contend with that question when a handful of new electric cars take to the road. Nissan's as-yet unnamed electric vehicle (EV), which the automaker plans to debut this weekend in Japan, is already aiming to make it easier for consumers to answer "yes." The car will begin populating U.S. fleets in 2010, but general availability isn't expected until sometime in 2012. While its design is still under (slowly retreating) wraps, statements made by the company are already revealing Nissan's plans to leverage technologies like GPS, wireless communications and the Internet to win over EV skeptics -- not an easy task. That's where EV-IT comes in.…

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