Nissan, still gearing up for its soon to be global launch of the Leaf all-electric car, unveiled today in Japan what it calls a “new mobility concept for sustainable zero-emission society.” It is, yes, an all-electric vehicle as well.
The Nissan New Mobility Concept focuses upon two new car ownership trends identified by the automaker: the increase of elderly and single households and driving short-distances or in smaller groups. To address these trends, the concept Nissan is showcasing centers around four ideas: two-seater compact mobility for various needs and occasions; a size which enables anyone to drive and park easily; maneuverability equivalent to motorbikes; and no emissions while driving.
Nissan didn’t give much out in details on specifics of technology in this concept beyond the fact it will be all-electric. What it did say though is that with the New Mobility Concept design it will study uses for the vehicle, including “a highly efficient and convenient public transportation service linking public transportation and EVs supported by IT,” a car sharing model where the vehicle is used as a private commuter vehicle in the mornings and evenings, and as a corporate car during business hours; and “contributing to the revitalization of communities with improved mobility in both urban and tourist locations.”
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