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Nissan PIVO

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by NigelM, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    #1 NigelM, Nov 9, 2011
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    Nissan to electrify the Tokyo Motor Show

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    Does it also mow grass?
     
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    First thought: I was wondering if it can drop me off outside my favorite restaurant and then go park itself. But how do I find out where it's parked?

    Second thought: Does this put Valets out of work?
     
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    It will move autonomously into the parking lot. Then it will connect it self to a charge spot, unplugging any Chevy Volts it finds along the way.
    You still need the Valet to tell you where your car has gone.
     
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    Nice find Doug. Now if the PIVO does away with the Valet, do I have to tip the car?
     
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    The automatic valet stuff, though possible, is clearly a ways off. However, this car has really come along from an odd concept to a pretty cool city car. I hope they eventually build it.
     
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    Can't find the relevant page right now but it sounds like they are trying to decide between the Pivo and the Mixim. It also has that same three seat arrangement. Hey, maybe Nissan will have an updated version of that at the Detroit Auto Show...

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    The Pivo is perhaps an evolution of the old Hypermini they had back 10 years ago.

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    TEG, how do you remember stuff like this?!?

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    Small size = small pack ~= short range... But, maybe batteries in 2016+ will have improved so much that you can still get a useful range in such a small vehicle... (?)
     
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    Well, it's clearly a niche city vehicle, and only a concept.
    Not nearly as radical as it's previous iteration: NISSAN | Concept Car PIVO 2
     
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    I kind-of like it. If it had the range of a LEAF, and was freeway capable, I probably would have got it instead of the LEAF...
     
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    I dunno. Regardless of being an "urban vehicle" or not... to me, from an asthetic look... ewwwwwww!! Maybe I'm having trouble envisioning past the next 5-10 years, but I much prefer current vehicle style. I'm even a bit put off by VW beetle and Mini Coopers. Guess the cars that are close to the same height and length just don't mesh well with me.
     
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    Well, as a concept, I look past the styling and focus on the ideas. Four wheel steering in the city would be awesome. In and out of those tight curb side spots. I kinda like the Pivo 2's rotating cabin as well. No stepping out into the street. The passenger compartment rotates so you can always enter and exit from the curb.
     
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    Very true. Especially the 4-wheel steering. ala Honda Prelude.
    How does the X achieve its such tight turning radius? Does the S share this feature?
     
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    Probably by applying more torque to the outer wheels, but lets discuss the Model X in Model X threads.
     

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