Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nissan unveils electric concept car

Nissan unveiled its Nuvu concept car at the Paris Auto Show, as carmakers continue to try innovative ideas for dealing with a changing auto market.
The Nuvu is an electric car, but not the one Nissan will sell in the U.S. and Japan in 2010.

The Nuvu is tiny, only about a foot longer than the Smart ForTwo, according to news reports, seats three passengers and has some cargo capacity.

The car has 12 small leaf-shaped solar panels, which charge the battery from a source within the vehicle.

Nissan says the interior contains natural, organic and recycled materials.