Nissan New Mobility Concepts Take A Tour Of Yokohama, Japan

Nissan New Mobility Concepts Take A Tour Of Yokohama, Japan

Starting this past Friday, Nissan is making the Renault Twizy available to the Japanese public for the first time ever.

Alright, it is not actually the Twizy, as the Renault brand has zero value in Japan as compared to the Nissan nameplate.

For Japanese trial runs, and hopefully a venture into the United States at some point, the Renault Twizy has been rebirthed as the Nissan New Mobility Concept.

...we like the Twizy name better.

The NMC found in Japan is basically the higher trim level of the Renault city car - the Twizy Urban 80, with a top speed of 80 km/hr (50 mph) and a range of 100 km (62 miles), which is achieved via a 6.1 kWh lithium battery located under the front seat and a 13 kW (17 hp) electric motor that also delivers  57 Nm (42 lb-ft of torque).

The New Mobility Concept cars are available to be rented from 8,400 yen per day ($84 USD) and the program is planned to run through March 31, 2014.  Six units are being made available for testing.

The cars are rented from Nissan Car Rental Solutions Co., Ltd and are located in Teshima, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa prefecture, to coincide with the Setouchi Triennale 2013 Summer festival.

Below: Check out a video of the Nissan New Mobility Concept In Action In Japan