Hyundai, Infiniti the latest to announce electric vehicles

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In brief: Hyundai and Nissan/Infiniti become the latest major automakers to announce that an electric vehicle is in the pipeline.

The word

At the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan's president and CEO Carlos Ghosn announced that there's an all-electric vehicle in the works for the luxury Infiniti brand, a "stylish, compact, high performance four-seat" EV that stays true to Infiniti's promise of "Inspired Performance."

This Infiniti EV will presumably join the 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid as the brand's go-to duo of green vehicles.

Meanwhile, the Korea Herald is reporting that Hyundai Kia Automotive Group and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) have "signed a memorandum of understanding on developing electric vehicles and recharging mechanisms."

Hyundai's EV plans include producing an electric vehicle in limited volumes by next summer and putting an EV into commercial production in 2011.

And so ….

The EV-in-the-works announcements seem to be coming fast and furious these days. Stack two more on the pile, but nobody should hold their breath.

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