Nissan Testing Twizy EV in Japan

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Nissan’s Newsroom brought a very interesting subject to our attention. The Leaf isn’t the only important EV for the Renault-Nissan alliance. Renault is already selling the Twizy with relative success in Europe and is getting ready to launch the Zoe, which is a supermini like the Leaf.
Nissan also likes the Twizy and wants to sell it in Japan under its own brand, but can’t yet since it does not fall under any existing category of vehicle allowed in Japanese road. So now, a road trial is under way to see if it should be allowed.

Nissan is studying the practicality of such a car y using a public transportation service linking public transportation and EVs, plus the '2-mode EV car sharing' scheme, which sees it being used a private commuter vehicle in the mornings and evenings, and as a corporate car during business hours.

We’ve had our own day in the sun with the Twizy a few weeks ago, so make sure to read our test drive!

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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