Wednesday, February 20, 2013

No. 686: Monitoring survey of Nissan’s super small vehicles starts in Yokohama (February 20, 2013)

Nissan started the monitoring survey of its super small vehicle in alliance with Tokyu Corp. that is one of Japan’s leading private railway companies, Yokohama city, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Nissan lends its super small vehicle named “Nissan New Mobility Concept” to seven families with small children living along the Tokyu Line to know the user-friendliness for further study toward commercial viability. This survey is organized by the MLIT, and it lasts for two weeks until March 4.

The Nissan’s super small vehicle is an electric vehicle loaded with a lithium-ion battery. It can travel 100 km per charge. It is 2,340 mm long, 1,230 mm wide, and 1,450 mm high. It has two seats, one each of front and rear. The maximum speed is 80 km/h. The seven families will use this electric vehicle in their daily life. The survey team will examine the convenience and influence over the lifestyle of the super small vehicle. The MLIT will dispatch the survey results to local governments nationwide to support their approach to the introduction of super small vehicles. It built a mechanism to allow super small vehicle to travel on the public road in January this year. It is reportedly working on the system that allows automakers to market super small vehicles toward 2015.
Nissan New Mobility Concept
Please enjoy Yokohama’s sightseeing spots 
aboard Nissan New Mobility Concept

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