Nissan Townpod EV Concept
The Nissan Townpod is a compact zero-emission city car concept which was debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Nissan Townpod provides a simple platform, which each user can individually tune to their own peculiar needs. Although the Townpod is roughly the same size as the compact Leaf, Nissan worked hard to increase its versatility. It is designed to offer zero-emissions mobility to a future generation of home-based, innovative entrepreneurs who are creative and tech-savvy. The cargo area, passenger space and dashboard are clean and uncluttered, but not bland. The driver is faced with an uncomplicated yet futuristic steering wheel and two familiar stalks to operate the lights and wipers, but other than these controls the dashboard is devoid of any mechanical switches. All the controls for interior systems such as climate control and media playback are accessed through two centrally mounted digital screens. For the Townpod concept Nissan’s designers have also created a simple but unique device called ‘The Puck’. The Puck is a rubber ball, roughly the size of a squash ball, with a wide groove cut into it. This groove can accommodate cup holders, cell-phone holders, handbag hooks or other items Nissan or other product manufacturers think will be useful in a car.