• Mar 18, 2008
Click image for a high-res gallery of the Nissan Denki Cube concept

We've known for several weeks now that Nissan was planning to show off an all-electric car based on the JDM Nissan Cube at this week's New York Auto Show. The Denki (meaning electric) Cube has of course spilled out onto the interwebs in advance of it's official unveiling tomorrow at the Javits Center. Looking much like the battery pack that will power it, the Denki Cube should appeal to fans of the now-departed first-gen Scion xB. The basic Cube has been dressed up inside and out to better shout out about its high tech power supply. Nissan has a lithium battery joint venture in Japan with NEC that will likely be the source of the energy storage systems. Stay tuned for more details tomorrow!


[Source: SuperNissans via AutoblogGreen]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      So it's the "Electric" (Denki) Cube Electric Vehicle?
      • 6 Years Ago
      As "unique" as this little vehicle looks, I think it will fit in very well in overcrowded metropolitan areas.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A funky little car that would have some sales succces in North America even with a gas only engine.
      However, I'd much prefer a hybrid Sentra or Rogue.
      And I think alot of the 35+ people that make up the majority of the hybrid buying population would strongly agree.
      Well the types that don't drive with their vanity mirrors open at all times, if you know what I mean.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Curtis,
        I do agree with some of your points.
        I still believe that most of the hybrid buyers are 35+ however.
        In fact, all the vehicles (not the cube) you mentioned (Camry, Civic, Prius) are all more popular with the "mature" set then younger generations. The Civic falls into the youngest category but even that is very popular with the 30+ crowd.
        You're definatly correct about hybrids being a status symbol. Thusly my vanity mirrors comment.
        • 6 Years Ago
        As a Prius owner, I don't care how the car looks. I care only about -- a 4 door with 5 seat belts and the best MPG. I get 48MPG. Civic lost my vote because it gets less MPG. Period.

        Whether EV should be on Cube, Sentra or Rogue, I guess the EV provides the most mileage on the smallest verhicle, and that's why it is EV Cube.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Denki? Danke!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice grille. "When I get done with you, you're gonna piss lightning and crap thunder!"
      • 6 Years Ago
      the one nissan I like.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have to agree with Zamafir on this one. I buy cars based on looks and performance. If I was to buy a hybrid car then I would definitely want it to look nice at the same time. Prius in my opinion is not that appealing to me but they also have the Lexus RX-H, GS-H, and LS-H hybrids.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I bet a panel version/small van type would sell like hotcakes.