Nissan is kicked off the preview week of the 2016 New York International Auto Show by looking into the future of mobility and discussing how emerging trends already are changing the way people get from place to place, especially in crowded urban environments.
The Nissan New Mobility Concept is an ultra-compact 100% electric vehicle that was developed in response to increasing use of automobiles for short-distance trips by up to two people. With their 7.6-foot length, the NNMCs have the potential to help reduce pollution and traffic congestion in the city. Parking is also a major benefit, with three NNMCs able to fit head-in into one parking space (where permitted). For demonstration purposes during the 2016 NYIAS, the four concepts were wrapped in different primary colors with the hashtag #NissanFutureLab down the sides.
“As large cities continue to grow into megacities globally, we need to better understand how transportation is changing and anticipate what transportation needs will look like in the future,” said Rachel Nguyen, director, Nissan Future Lab. “With the fast-paced growth of smart technologies and the emergence of the sharing economy, we are studying how this size and package of electric vehicle fits in real life customer situations.”