Concept is Nissans version of Renault Twizy

Concept is Nissan's version of Renault Twizy

Nissan Motor could make its own version of alliance partner Renault's Twizy two-seat electric vehicle displayed at the Paris show earlier this year. The automaker in Japan 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. [The concept] is our proposal to make this a reality," Nissan said in a statement.

The concept's small size enables anyone to drive and park easily, has manoeuvrability equivalent to motorbikes with greater safety and is 'clean' with no emissions while driving, the automaker added

Nissan said it would "study" the use of the vehicle for applications such as 'seamless mobility service', a highly efficient and convenient public transportation service linking public transportation and EVs supported by IT; 'two-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 revitalisation of communities with improved mobility in both urban and tourist locations".

The automaker's first production EV, the Leaf, goes on sale in the US and Japan next month. Nissan and Renault each aim to make 250,000 EVs a year eventually.

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