Nissan’s New Mobility Concept Is A Renault Twizy For The U.S.

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Nissan partnered with Scoot Networks to research the future of transportation, and that’s how San Francisco got 10 all-electric Nissan “New Mobility Concepts” annexed to the Scoot Network Mobility Service.

Scoot is a company that offers shared, zero-emission, smartphone-activated vehicles that one can ride in San Francisco (as the service is currently only available there). The idea works similarly to a rental, but the vehicles are a much faster, easy to park way to get around town.

The firm only offered classic electric scooters and cargo scooters (with extra storage space), but following the partnership with the Japanese car manufacturer, Scoot added the “Scoot Quad” to its fleet – Nissan’s 100-percent electric, two-seater vehicle with a range of 40 miles (64.3 km) and a top speed of 25 mph (40 km/h), perfect for driving in urban areas. Basically, a Renault Twizy wearing some make-up and a Nissan badge.

The point of this “experiment” is for Nissan to evaluate the role electric vehicles will play as transportation options and needs continue to evolve, as Rachel Nguyen, executive director, Nissan Future Lab said:

“As large cities continue to grow into megacities globally, we need to understand how transportation is changing and look ahead to anticipate what transportation needs will look like in the future. Scoot Networks is an ideal partner in this research project because they are fulfilling a need that has emerged in the San Francisco market, and they share a similar commitment to zero-emissions mobility.”

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Posted by Carscoops on Monday, October 19, 2015