Nissan Reclaims 11 Contested Electric Cars from Pasadena

Saying the cars were part of a temporary experiment that had outlived its intended lifespan, Nissan declined to renew the cars' lease agreements in December.

Published: 27-Aug-2006

PASADENA - After weeks of contention, city officials conceded Thursday that Pasadena's streets are no longer witness to the near-silent hum of 11 electric cars.

They've been reclaimed by their maker.

Two trucks removed the vehicles at the behest of Nissan on Wednesday evening, ending a monthlong custody battle between the city and the Japanese manufacturer, which leased the zero-emission cars to Pasadena Water and Power for five years.


The Altima Hybrid combines a 158-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with a Sealed Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery-powered 650 Volt AC synchronous motor.


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