Nissan New Mobility Concept for sustentable Zero-Emission Society

2 November 2010

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd today announced a proposal for new mobility in a sustainable zero emission society and an electric vehicle (EV) embodying its proposal, ‘Nissan New Mobility Concept’.

Nissan continues to envision new possibilities realised by EVs. One proposal is a sustainable, efficient and convenient mode of transportation focussing on the increase of elderly and single households, as well as the trend of driving short-distances or in smaller groups. Nissan New Mobility Concept is our proposal to make this a reality.

Four keywords outline the Nissan New Mobility Concept:

* Innovative – New two-seater compact mobility for various needs and occasions
* Easy – Size which enables anyone to drive and park easily
* Safe – Manoeuvrability equivalent to motorbikes with greater safety
* Clean – No emissions while driving

Nissan New Mobility Concept is a user-friendly, ultra-compact 100% electric vehicle with no emissions which is expected to be utilised in various situations in everyday life. Nissan will study the use of this vehicle for a variety of services, such as:

* ‘seamless mobility service’, a highly efficient and convenient public transportation service linking public transportation and EVs supported by IT,
* ‘2-mode EV car sharing’, where the vehicle is used as a private commuter vehicle in the mornings and evenings, and as a corporate car during business hours, and,
* contributing to the revitalisation of communities with improved mobility in both urban and tourist locations.

Aiming to be a global leader in zero-emission mobility with Alliance partner Renault, Nissan will launch Nissan LEAF, the first 100% electric, mass-marketed, zero-emission car in December 2010 in Japan and the United States, and in early 2011 in Europe. In addition to the development and production of EVs, Nissan is taking a comprehensive approach to promote sustainable mobility. This includes Nissan’s engagement with more than 80 zero-emission partnerships worldwide with countries, cities, organisations and other key stakeholders, the deployment of charging infrastructure, second-life use of lithium-ion batteries in EVs and the promotion of recycling parts used in vehicle production.

Claudia Tallone