• Jul 27, 2009
Nissan has launched a micro-site dedicated to its new electric car, and although it doesn't provide any technical information yet, Nissan has given us our first glimpse of the unnamed EV before its unveiling this Sunday at Nissan's headquarters in Japan.

The site's animation rotates around the front of the new battery-powered five-seater and it's immediately apparent that Nissan's designers have taken full advantage of the compact dimensions of the electric motor and its flexible platform. The extremely short deck slopes down from the windshield to the front bumper, and like the Versa-based prototype, the new EV also appears to have its charging socket front and center, making it suitable for use in both right- and left-hand drive markets. Check back this weekend for all the details.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like it has some Pruis curves..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe a dumb question, but how is it relevant to the location of the charging socket if the car is left-hand or right-hand drive? Are you only allowed to put electrical outlets on the right side of parking spaces in Europe, and on the left in America?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ah, makes sense. Guess I never considered that there would be charging stations on streets like that. I suppose you could have combination meters and charging stations, swipe your credit card, and you get charged for your time & electrical usage.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you're parallel parking, you don't want the plug on the side facing the street.
        • 5 Years Ago
        But unlike a gas driven car, an electric car can have multiple charging locations. If the charging location equipment is relatively cheap it may be less expensive to install two charge locations than to customize production for each region.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1 for Jacob.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Terrible. typical japanese crap, it has nothing on the Volt.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, if you don't mind 100 mile range, it should be a good alternative to a Volt, and at a similar price due to the undersized battery.