Nissan’s Goal of Releasing 15 New Hybrids Over Next Four Years

On Wednesday December 12th Nissan gave a presentation highlights its progress toward eco-targets and a plan to add 15 hybrid models by 2016.

“Thanks to environmentally friendly technology and new products, we are completely in line with our targets for the reduction of CO2 in the usage of vehicles,” said Nissan COO Toshiyuki Shiga.

Nissan also mentioned on Wednesday that they will sell an EV under its Inifiniti luxury brand. In the mean time, the push continues for the Nissan Leaf, which has found disappointing sales and consumer complaints since its 2010 introduction.

As Honda did with its Fit EV, maybe it makes sense for Nissan backpedal. Selling hybrids might prove to be a more successful endeavor, especially in the U.S. where those drivetrains are popular.

“We’ve introduced five cars globally, including the Altima in the U.S., which have top-level fuel efficiency,” Shiga said.  Image courtesy of