Report: Nissan to introduce electric SUV next month

Nissan says that it is planning to introduce three electric cars on August 2, at least one of which is intended to be assembled at the automaker's Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant - and that one is expected to be the rumored compact SUV sized a bit smaller than the Rogue.

Measuring in at 164 inches in overall length, according to Japan's Best Car Magazine, the SUV will be capable of a range exceeding 100 miles, if the publication is to be believed.

Between the SUV and the two other variants - likely small cars, one of which will compete with the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and one of which will be sized about like the Nissan Versa, the Japanese automaker apparently intends to sell more than 5 million units on the mass market by 2012.