TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Nissan's All-Electric Nuvu Vehicle
This year’s Paris Motor Show has seen many major manufacturers making strident efforts towards smaller, more fuel efficient, and more environmentally sustainable vehicles. The Nissan Nuvu is just such a car, representing the type of vehicle that we will be driving within the next decade: one that is city-smart, compact and all-electric.
The Nissan Nuvu seats three within a compact three-meter long chassis. Its roof is lined with around a dozen solar panels, which feed the car’s battery via a pillar running through the interior. It is meant to be agile and roomy, and it features a nice futuristic instrument panel. The Nuvu‘s powertrain runs on two lithium-ion batteries, and its electric motors can push the car to a maximum speed of 75 miles per hour, which will take you for 80 miles on a charge.
While the Nuvu is currently a concept, Nissan plans to incorporate the technologies debuted this car in a soon-to-be revealed electric vehicle slated for production in 2010.
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