Tiny electric car could change the way NYers travel around town

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NEW YORK — At first glance, it looks like a golf cart from the future but take a second look, this vehicle may very well be the best thing to happen to a city like New York.

Created by Nissan, the New Mobility Concept is sleek, compact and quite the attraction.

“It’s built for urban environments, last minute trips taking you to the train, beach towns, campuses, things like that,” Josh Westerhold, Senior Manager at Nissan’s Future Lab said.

With a range of 40 miles per hour, the New Mobility Concept runs on electricity, seats a driver and one passenger and when you consider its tiny size – parking is a piece of cake.

Don’t expect any fancy add-ons you’d find in most modern cars, this vehicle features the absolute basics – drive, neutral and reverse.

All you need is a license.

Among the burning questions many had Nissan’s new mobility concept is not for sale. At least not yet.

The company recently launched a pilot program in San Francisco – testing out the demand and value with consumers and their cities.

The long-term goal according to Westerhold, is to roll out the vehicles in sharing programs similar to ZIP car and Citi Bike.

To learn more about Nissan’s New Mobility Concept, visit their website.