The Frankfurt Motor Show is just around the corner, and with it a slew of new prototypes and vehicles for the green market. Like the cars shown on our Top 5 Greenest sports cars list, “green cars” are no longer the ugly boxy vehicles of the past, but rather sleek, stylish, beautifully designed cars that will finally make it desirable to buy green. Case in point: The Nissan Mixim.
Powered by Nissan’s brand new electric ‘Super Motor’ the completely electric vehicle uses a brand new type of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which were developed in conjunction with NEC, as part of their initiative to catch up with Toyota and Honda in their development of greener vehicles. Here’s hoping that the lessons learned in the design of the Mixim get applied to an actual in production vehicle soon.