Nissan New Mobility Concept Unveiled Before New York Auto Show

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Nissan has released the official photo gallery and specifications of its New Mobility Concept ahead of its presentation at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
The Japanese brand will showcase four custom New Mobility Concepts at the New York event, but they are all based on the same platform and technology.

If the look of the Nissan New Mobility Concept is familiar, you are onto something, as it is a rebadged Renault Twizy. The name does not mean much for Americans, but the model we mentioned is available in Europe and is a fully electric vehicle.

Since the NMC is smaller and lighter than a regular car, it comes with low taxes and other benefits, as well as the ability to park four of them in a regular parking spot (editor’s note: we have seen this in real life).

This vehicle is considered a quad, not a car, so it does not have to abide by the same crash testing regulations. However, there are rules for these cars as well, and this model comes with ABS, driver airbag, four-point front seat belt, and a three-point rear seat belt, traction control, and ESP.

Charging time is just 3.5 hours from a regular outlet, and the range of this car is of approximately 40 miles (64 km). Top speed is limited at 25 MPH (40 km/h), for safety and range reasons. The 17 HP electric motor powers the rear wheels, and it comes with a 6.1 kWh Lithium-Ion battery. The press release below has a typo on this, but we assure you the battery capacity is 6.1 kWh, not 61 kWh.

Nissan will offer the new New Mobility Concept for sale in Canada beginning this summer. Meanwhile, in the United States of America, this vehicle is being used as an experiment with the aid of Scoot Network. In San Francisco, a user can rent a Nissan New Mobility Concept for just $6 for half an hour, or $80 for a full day of use.

I do not know about you, but six bucks for a quick ride in one of these is a good deal, especially if you have not experienced an electric vehicle before.
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