Automotive News has narrowed down the logical choices to a small city car that could evolve out of Nissan's partnership with Smart, a sports car like something the Esflow promised or a crossover like the Townpod. Less likely possibilities include something like the Pivo (and look at Renault's Twizy for proof that the Alliance isn't afraid to offer something truly outside the box). Since there are many markets and many possible EVs, Nissan may be saving the real outlandish vehicles for after the fourth EV. Andy Palmer, Nissan's executive vice president for vehicle planning and program management, told AN:
And, even though the car would be sold in the U.S., it would also be available in other markets, so it has to have a bit of global appeal. Not the easiest nut to crack, but what would you do? Take a quick poll after the jump.
After the fourth car, we can begin to think about some advantages that electric vehicles give you in terms of architecture. Some of the wilder concepts you see, like the Pivo 3 and the sports car, would allow us to make changes in car architecture. We think that, after that fourth car, it will be time to start pushing the envelope again to continue our leadership.