Indeed, but apparently, it may have not been that early.
https://www.alliance-2022.com/blog/labo ... pare-time/
http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com/E ... aid=148277
https://insideevs.com/news/329841/nissa ... ime-video/
The above are dated in July 2016. Not sure when they started but by the time they announced it, the engineering work for Bolt was probably done as GM probably would've been working on pre-production builds and production prep/ramp up.
1st Bolt deliveries happened Dec 13, 2016: https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en ... oltev.html.
GM gave Ghosn a peek at the Bolt, including the interior in January 2016: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... vy-bolt-ev.
There was https://global.nissannews.com/en/releas ... lang=en-US from 2012. I did go to Pebble Beach and Infiniti's tent/booth in 2012 (https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/201 ... cepts.html) and see the Infiniti LE concept. But, despite https://www.greencarreports.com/news/10 ... gher-range, it never shipped.jlsoaz wrote: ↑Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:02 amThey also talked up (around 2013?) Infiniti North America offering a luxury BEV, but it became clear (at least, in my view) that the leaders at Infiniti did not really understand what that nascent market was about and why it might be important for them to pursue it. I'm also not sure that Nissan thought it was capable of the battery pack technology to achieve ranges that customers would pay luxury sedan prices for. I don't know if this was a matter of having the vision to commit resources to that key point, at the time, or whether they did try to do that.