Nissan has announced it will offer six units of the Nissan New Mobility Concept for Japan’s first ultra-compact mobility rental car service in Teshima, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa prefecture, as part of a pilot project for ultra-compact mobility to be conducted on the island.
The rental car service will begin in line with the start of the Setouchi Triennale 2013 Summer festival to be held on the island, with six units of Nissan New Mobility Concept offered as rental cars to visitors for their transportation and to provide an opportunity to experience exciting transportation with ultra-compact mobility.
Usage charge will be ¥8,400/day ($83.69/day), including taxes and charging fee.
Based on Renault’s Twizy, the Nissan New Mobility Concept is offering the same level of maneuverability as a bike thanks to its reduced size, and clean with no emissions.
Nissan has been working on a variety of pilot projects in cooperation with local governments and companies, and will continue to promote the creation of new mobility platforms under the Ultra-compact Mobility Certification System by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Nissan New Mobility Concept:
– Electric-powered vehicle with lithium-ion batteries
– Maximum speed: 80km/h (50 mph)
– Maximum range: 100 km (62 miles)
– Length: 234 cm, Width: 123 cm, Height: 145 cm
– Vehicle weight: 490 kg, Riding capacity: 2 people