bruce5 wrote:E-mail to me from the editor of the paper that started this speculation about the Leaf and Hitachi.
Thank you very much for your inquiry. The story was written by the two reporters in Japanese and translated by one of our staff for the English edition. In the process of translating the article, the translator throught there was only one "eco-friendly" model. The original story, however, mentions two models-- "Altima" and "Pathfinder."
We are sorry for creating confusion over the story.
Editor, The Daily Yomiuri
Here is the orginal article in English
"Nissan Motor Co. will adopt lithium-ion batteries produced by Hitachi, Ltd., a non-affiliated company, for two of its eco-friendly models--Altima and Pathfinder--to be marketed in the United States for 2013, Nissan officials have said."
The article also mentions that Honda is using an outside vendor for the Honda Fit EV!