Nissan unveiled at the Paris Auto Show the Nuvu (think "new view") electric concept. Nuvu represents Nissan’s perspective on the future of the city car.
Nissan’s vision for the future of urban transportation is just 3 meters long with 2+1 seating. The idea is for a car for your urban professionals that Nissan says are looking to challenge conventional car idea (it’s a ’new view’).
Nuvu is agile so that its easy to drive and park in the city. The other key Nissan sees to the city car is that its an electric vehicle (EV). "We believe zero emission vehicles are one of the key solutions for tomorrow’s city car," says François Bancon, General Manager, Exploratory and Advance Planning Department, Product Strategy and Product Planning Division, Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan has no plans to produce the Nuvu. Although it has plans for electric cars for Japan and the U.S. by 2010 (and the rest of the world by 2012,) it says that the Nuvu is just a study to take design elements and parts of the technology for the mass-produced vehicle.
Nissan announced today that the vision for the future of urban transportation will be previewed at the Paris Auto Show by the Nuvu Concept car, a 3 meters long compact car with unique 2+1 seating.
Nuvu is an electric vehicle, is agile, easy to drive and even easier to park. It represents Nissan’s commitment to electric vehicle technology, considering that Nissan has already announced that it will present a production-ready EV at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, with sales due to start in Japan and North America in 2010. Whilst Nuvu is not that car, it does share some of the technology that will feature in the planned production vehicle.