OK, now everybody's getting in on electrics. It's almost like it's the 90's again. Except, I'll be honest, the concepts are a bit cooler, and starting to get more practical. Now it's Nissan's turn. In a few days at the Frankfurt Auto Show, they're announcing their Nissan Mixim concept vehicle. Some people will love it, some will hate it, but everyone will recognize that it's over-the-top with innovation.
But while it definitely suffers from the it's-a-concept-so-we-made-it-craaaazy disease, it also has some extremely attractive features. Of course, I love the car because it's pretty much marketed directly at me. Young men with middle to low incomes who care about the environment and play lots of video games. There's only one seat in the front of the car, in the center of the sweet, wrap-around windshield. And the controls are apparently "inspired by video games."
The car will be powered by compact lithium ion batteries of unkown origin. Presumably, Nissan will be letting the bigger companies pitch their money around until some good batteries get produced, and then license the technology. In any case, this small unique electric car may be one of the first pure electrics from a major manufacturer in a long time.
But, of course, we'll have to see. Expect to see some sweet pictures comingout of Frankfurt next week. And check out the ridiculous, over-the-top video after the jump.
Via AutoBlogGreen and Gizmag
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written by weee, September 07, 2007
written by Weird Science, September 07, 2007
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