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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Nissan’s All-Electric Nuvu Vehicle

Posted By Jorge Chapa On October 7, 2008 @ 2:30 pm In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 2 Comments

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This year’s Paris Motor Show [2] has seen many major manufacturers making strident efforts towards smaller, more fuel efficient, and more environmentally sustainable vehicles. The Nissan Nuvu [3] 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 [4] and all-electric [5].

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The Nissan Nuvu [3] seats three within a compact three-meter long chassis. Its roof is lined with around a dozen solar panels [6], 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 [3]‘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 [7], 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.

+ Nissan Nuvu [3]

+ 2008 Paris Motor Show [2]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/07/nissan-nuvu-electric-concept-car/

[2] Paris Motor Show: http://www.mondialautomobile.com/

[3] Nissan Nuvu: http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS/2008/_STORY/080912-01-e.html?rss

[4] compact: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/29/transportation-tuesday-zenn-car/

[5] all-electric: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/29/transportation-tuesday-smart-electric-in-2010/

[6] solar panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/15/solar-powered-car-coming-soon-to-taiwan-markets/

[7] 75 miles per hour: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/29/no-more-gas-myers-motors-at-well-tech-in-milan/

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