Nissan Doubles Down on Electric Cars

The all-electric Infiniti LE concept, shown in 2012, was an early hint at Nissan's plans to enter the electric luxury-car market that has so far been dominated by Tesla Motors. A production version of the LE could arrive as soon as next year. Photo credit: Nissan.

Tesla Motors may build the sexiest electric car, but -- so far, anyway -- the best-selling electric car is Nissan's Leaf. Through July, Nissan had sold almost 12,000 Leafs here in the U.S., and many more around the world.

That isn't much compared to the sales of some of Nissan's popular gas-powered models, but it has been enough to convince the Japanese automaker to push ahead with more electrified models. In this video, contributor John Rosevear looks at the latest news on Nissan's plans to introduce several more electric vehicles -- including a luxury car that could become Tesla's first head-on competitor.

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