From the Daily Yomiuri Online, Japan, Sept. 23:
Nissan Motor Co. will develop a new hybrid vehicle technology on its own, which would end a joint agreement with Toyota Motor Corp., sources said Friday.
The independently produced low-emission and fuel-efficient models will be released on 2010, the sources said. ...
The new compact car models will be equipped with a lithium-ion battery system and include a plug-in hybrid vehicle that can be recharged at home.