Look out, Tesla: It seems Nissan will launch its second electric car very soon. According to Automotive News , Nissan secretly revealed the new vehicle to dealers last month. The new car, reportedly, is a lively but practical compact crossover — exactly the sort of vehicle the American EV market has been waiting for. It will arrive in late 2021, according to the report. The new EV crossover, allegedly based loosely on Nissan’s 2017 IMx concept , should resolve many of the major drawbacks of Nissan’s first EV, the Leaf. The new crossover’s range should be more than 300 miles, which would roughly match Tesla’s models. It should also offer much sportier performance than the Leaf, accelerating from 0-60 miles per hour in less than five seconds. Nissan’s new crossover should also be more practical than sub-compacts like the Hyundai Kona EV . Per Automotive News, it will have the interior space of a midsize Nissan Murano within a compact Nissan Rogue-like footprint. Why is this so important? Well, compact crossovers are the cars Americans buy. The three best-selling vehicles that aren’t pickups in the U.S. are the Toyota RAV4, the Nissan Rogue and the Honda CR-V — all […]

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