Nissan New Mobility Concept: The Renault Twizy clone that won’t be seeing the light of day

Meet the Nissan New Mobility Concept. It’s a Renault Twizy rebadged as a Nissan, but unlike the Renault, nothing is said about production intentions for this car, and it will likely remain a concept car forever.

Nissan will be running a study for the uses of this vehicle, mainly “seamless mobility service”, “2-mode EV car sharing”, and “revitalization of communities”.

The first involves linking the EV to a public transport system, while 2-mode EV car sharing is when the car is used for private commutes during the morning and evening, and as a corporate vehicle during business hours. The last use would involve using the car to improve mobility in urban and tourist locations.

Press Release

Nissan Presents New Mobility Concept for Sustainable Zero-emission Society

YOKOHAMA, Japan (November 1, 2010) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a proposal for new mobility in a sustainable zero emission society and an electric vehicle (EV) embodying its proposal, ‘NISSAN New Mobility CONCEPT’.

Nissan continues to envision new possibilities realized by EVs. One proposal is a sustainable, efficient and convenient mode of transportation focusing on the increase of elderly and single households, as well as the trend of driving short-distances or in smaller groups. NISSAN New Mobility CONCEPT is our proposal to make this a reality.

Four keywords outline the NISSAN New Mobility CONCEPT:

  • Innovative – New two-seater compact mobility for various needs and occasions
  • Easy – Size which enables anyone to drive and park easily
  • Safe – Maneuverability equivalent to motorbikes with greater safety
  • Clean – No emissions while driving

NISSAN New Mobility Concept is an user-friendly, ultra-compact 100% electric vehicle with no emissions which is expected to be utilized in various situations in everyday life. Nissan will study the use of this vehicle for a variety of services, such as:

  • ‘seamless mobility service’, a highly efficient and convenient public transportation service linking public transportation and EVs supported by IT,
  • ‘2-mode EV car sharing’, 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.

Aiming to be a global leader in zero-emission mobility with Alliance partner Renault, Nissan will launch Nissan LEAF, the first 100% electric, mass-marketed, zero-emission car in December 2010 in Japan and the United States, and in early 2011 in Europe. In addition to the development and production of EVs, Nissan is taking a comprehensive approach to promote sustainable mobility. This includes Nissan’s engagement with more than 80 zero-emission partnerships worldwide with countries, cities, organizations and other key stakeholders, the deployment of charging infrastructure, second-life use of lithium-ion batteries in EVs and the promotion of recycling parts used in vehicle production.

Source: Nissan

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