Carlos Ghosn, Supreme Allied Commander (SAC) of both Nissan and Renault, took a moment from his busy car launching schedule to promise he would be sending electric cars to America in 2010. We've heard this before, but now the word comes from the very top. Interestingly, Ghosn said that the new California CO2 emission-cutting initiative had given extra impetus for the EV decision, according to this brief article from Agence France Presse (AFP).

While it's quite certain the EV launched stateside will be a Nissan, Europe is likely to receive a Renault-based one with the same technology but with a different "application". Whatever the final styling, we can be sure neither will look anything like the only electric car the two companies brought to Geneva: the Nissan Pivo2 concept (pictured).

[Source: AFP]