Nissan New Mobility Concept Creates EV Mountain – Video

2 years ago by Mark Kane 4

Nissan New Mobilty Concept

Nissan New Mobilty Concept

Nissan New Mobilty Concept

Nissan New Mobilty Concept

Nissan provided its New Mobilty Concept (rebadged Renault Twizy) for car-sharing purposes in Kobe, Japan.

The Japanese company hopes to turn Kobe’s Mt. Rokko and Mt. Maya areas into an “EV Mountain“.

Rokko Industries President Yasuhiro Morioka said:

“It’s been 20 years since the Great Hanshin earthquake, and the inner-city area of Kobe has recovered.”

“However, Mt. Rokko and Mt. Maya have struggled in their rebound, so we are thinking about mobility as a way to facilitate recovery.”

“My dream is to create a place like the Swiss resort of Zermatt, an EV Mountain on Mt. Rokko, which is connected to the city of Kobe.”

The New Mobility Concepts have been available to tourists for approximately two years.

“Two years ago on Mt. Rokko we launched a tourism campaign using the New Mobilty Concept EV. It’s a fun-to-drive, two-person electric vehicle, which is also eco-friendly with zero emissions.”

The number of car-sharing vehicles on EV Mountain has hit double digits, but will grow as zero-emission mobility expands in downtown Kobe, which has operated its own “sea:mo” car-sharing program since August.”

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4 responses to "Nissan New Mobility Concept Creates EV Mountain – Video"

  1. Pete Bauer says:

    If the wheels of Twizy can be pushed under the car, then this will look like the Smart car. A regular 2 seater car instead of a golf car like look.

    Hope Renault does it in the Twizy Gen-2 and more people will start buying it.

    1. kosee says:

      Uhmm i think this vehicle has some more issues then were the wheels are. Noticed the lack of windows? One of the accessories for this car is a blanket…

  2. jim stack says:

    Tese are for site seeing on nice days. I’m sure they will have versions with full windows and heaters/cooling for other areas.

    The nice part here is they can recharge while going downhill and use that energy to help going back up. REGEN is amazing. Closest we can get to perpetual energy.

    1. kosee says:

      The twizy, the European Renault version, has been for sale in Europe for sales. Windows are only available aftermarket/second party. So I don’t think so… I think if you want windows you should get a leaf or zoe or whatever else is the offering in your local market i guess..