Will Nissan's Next Electric Car Finally Challenge Tesla?

The all-electric Infiniti LE concept car was shown in New York in 2012. Photo credit: Nissan

We've been hearing for a while that Nissan is planning an all-electric luxury car to be sold under the Infiniti brand. It's expected to look a lot like the Infiniti LE concept car, shown above, which the company first unveiled last year.

Many have speculated that this could be the first direct competitor to Tesla Motors' hot Model S sedan, coming from the company that had the first successful mass-market electric car with its Nissan Leaf. But more recently, Nissan has said that the program could be delayed, hinting that other (non-electric) new models might take precedence.

A few weeks ago, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear asked if the real reason for the car's delay might have to do with Nissan's worries about competing with Tesla. Now, new information on the real reasons for the car's delay has come out -- and in this video, Rosevear explains what's going on and how this is likely to play out.

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