Japan Testing New Mobility Concept Vehicles to Encourage Low-Emission Driving as George Harte Nissan Offers All-Electric Nissan LEAF
Online PR News – 08-March-2013 – West Haven, CT – Nissan recently announced that road tests have begun in Japan on their brand-new Mobility Concept Vehicles. Nissan and Tokyo Corporation have been working together on the Yokohama Mobility Project Zero, encouraging low-carbon transportation with these new Mobility Concept Vehicles. George Harte Nissan of West Haven, CT encourages low-emission driving as well, offering customers the all-electric Nissan LEAF.
While these small electric cars are popular in Europe, Japan is currently testing their effectiveness and reliability in the Japanese market. They travel up to 80 kilometers, or 50 miles, an hour which is impressive for such a zippy car. The battery and weight are low so turns are easy and manageable. While there are no doors, there is a roof to protect drivers from the rain. Analysts have noted that these concept cars are almost like a cross between a car and a motorbike.
Recently, seven Yokohma mothers test drove the EVs to see if they would be interested in purchasing a small electric vehicle. The volunteers took the Mobility Concept Vehicles home for two weeks with instructions to take four-hour full charges from their home sockets to shop, drive the kids around and perform any other household needs.
“This kind of vehicle is still very new in Japan, so I think it is important to take time to teach people how to use it safely,” said Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism official, Akihiko Hoshi. “We are planning to have a trial period of three years first, and hope that by 2015 the infrastructure associated with the vehicle will be in place so that we can officially launch it.”
While small mobility vehicles are not yet available here in the states, there are great low-emission vehicles available to help reduce emissions and improve the environment. George Harte Nissan offers members of the West Haven, CT area the all-electric Nissan LEAF. Customers are encouraged to swing by the dealership today and take a look at the several features the LEAF has to offer. More information on George Harte Nissan can be found on their website, www.GeorgeHarteNissan.com/.
About George Harte Nissan
Conveniently located in West Haven, Connecticut, George Harte Nissan offers a vast inventory of new and pre-owned Nissan cars, trucks, and SUVs. Our top priority is always customer satisfaction, which is why we will work to get you into your desired Nissan at a price that will keep you billfold full. We also offer an extensive parts and service department for your convenience. Call or visit us today so find out why being smart means driving Harte!