Electric Cars: New Nissan EV Resembles Golf Cart (Video)

November 5, 2010 Updated: September 29, 2015

[youtube]bTR7t-IppME[/youtube] The Nissan New Mobility CONCEPT in action.Electric cars that look like golf carts are Nissan’s newest project, with the Japanese carmaker announcing a compact electric vehicle (EV) that looks like it belongs on the green.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled the New Mobility CONCEPT this week, billed as a small, maneuverable electric car that seats two and has zero emissions.

“NISSAN New Mobility Concept is an user-friendly, ultra-compact 100% electric vehicle with no emissions which is expected to be utilized in various situations in everyday life,” the car company wrote in a press statement, adding that they are exploring such uses as car sharing and urban driving.

The concept car will have a range of 62 miles per change and can travel at up to 47 miles per hour, according to the Associated Press.

The car doesn’t have doors but will have a side panel that acts like one, swinging down until it is horizontal with the ground. While the car was designed by Nissan, its EV system was created by France-based Renault.

Nissan said in a statement that it is committed to furthering research into zero emissions cars and forming partnerships to further the use of EVs worldwide and sustainable transportation.

Nissan remains dedicated to the “engagement with more than 80 zero-emission partnerships worldwide with countries, cities, organizations and other key stakeholders, the deployment of charging infrastructure, second-life use of lithium-ion batteries in EVs and the promotion of recycling parts used in vehicle production.”