The Nissan NuVu is a an electric micro 3-seater concept that will hopefully be put into production some time in 2010. Judging by the Nissan Press Release below, their intention is to provide an electric car that will not only clear up the air, but ease street congestion in metropolitan areas. The car is 3 meters long and has a wheelbase of 1980 mm, but Nissan promises to provide as much cabin space within that as possible.
This is an interesting excerpt:
Nissan has already announced plans to introduce an all-electric car in Japan and the US in 2010 and to mass-market it globally in 2012. Nuvu is not that car, though it does share some of the technology that will feature in the planned production vehicle. Rather, it is a concept of how a Nissan EV might look in the near future.
So I’m skimming down the release, this is what popped out at me: The NuVu concept utilizes natural wood fiber and rubber in the interior. It also sports solar panels that will give the battery a boost. The release also says the steering is performed by using an aircraft yoke instead of a wheel? That can’t stay. Lithium-Ion batteries… The NuVu concept is rear wheal drive, for anyone interested in doing donuts in it… Pretty long press release and sometimes oddly poetic.