Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled all-electric and original hybrid electric prototype vehicles, both powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries. Under the Nissan GT 2012 business plan, the company has committed to zero-emission vehicle leadership, and has announced plans to introduce an all-electric vehicle in 2010 and mass market globally in 2012. Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries, the EV prototype is part of Nissan’s substantial research and development program on zero emission vehicles. This latest generation vehicle features a front-wheel drive layout and uses a newly developed 80kW motor and inverter. The advanced laminated compact lithium-ion batteries are installed under the floor, without sacrificing either cabin or cargo space. According to the company, the production vehicle to be introduced in 2010 will have a unique bodystyle and is not based on any existing Nissan model.