Tennessse teams up with Nissan to promote usage of electric cars

Nissan and Tennessee’s state government announced they will jointly promote local use of electric cars. The automaker hopes to build an infrastructure that makes it possible to launch electric cars in the United States in 2010.

Nissan Motors’ president Carlos Ghosn made the announcement at his company’s North American headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee. Nissan and its French sister company Renault are planning to cooperate with the state government, local universities and private companies to explore ways to build the infrastructure necessary for widespread usage of electric vehicles, i.e. by deploying charging stations on highways.

Nissan already reached similar agreements in Japan, Israel, Denmark and Portugal. The company plans to release electric cars in both Japan and the USA in 2010.