Electric Nissan Pivo 2 ConceptOctober 8, 2007
Nissan is showing the electric powered Pivo 2 concept at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show.
by advanced compact Lithium-ion batteries and featuring a unique 360
degree rotating cabin – meaning no reverse gear is required – the first
Pivo became a cult hit at shows from Beijing to Geneva.
the first Pivo, with its fully rotating cabin design, made reversing
obsolete, the Pivo 2 takes that easy mobility concept to a new level.
Each of the four wheels are powered by Nissan’s advanced electric
in-wheel 3D motor and can turn through 90 degrees to allow Pivo 2 to
drive sideways as well as forward.
addition to features such as ‘by-wire’ technologies for braking and
steering, the car even features a ‘Robotic Agent’. With conversations
possible in Japanese and English, Nissan says that the Robotic Agent
has been created to work with Pivo 2 “to make every journey less
stressful”. It provides an interface for communication with Pivo 2 on
everything from basic vehicle functions to the nearest available
Pivo 2 will be on display at the Nissan Ginza Gallery in Tokyo, for an exclusive public sneak preview ahead of the Motor Show.
Let’s hope we see Nissan’s electric technology in cars we can buy soon.