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Nissan going plugless hybrid route like Chevy Malibu

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Moderator Note: The OP was misinformed in the post below. The Nissan is not like the BMW i3 EV. Instead it's like the Chevy Malibu, e.g., a very small battery ICE hybrid with no plugin capability.
Nissan is taking a step backwards while GM is taking the step forward. It is going to copy the concept of the iBMW 3 Rex, limping home when the battery rans out. The Chevy Volt has still enormous power even when the battery rans out. Now GM is going the next logical step, the Chevy Bolt EV, a pure electric with no range anxiety at an affordable price. Nissan has gone the other way!
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Nissan is joining the hybrid market, just as Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and the three domestics are doing. If the Leaf BEV market is small, then the Note hybrid is the next best thing to save gas and lead buyers into a BEV for their next vehicle. Not every hybrid needs to be a plug-in for battery charging. Ford sells more hybrid Fusions and C-Maxs than the Energi versions, so they have all those markets covered.

The new Chevy Malibu Hybrid will sell well, and allow GM to test that market before creating a larger plug-in sedan.
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