Thursday, December 14, 2006

Future for Green car?

Will Geordies build Nissan's Pivo?

The Shields Gazette reported yesterday that the prototype green electric concept car the "Pivo", which was introduced by Nissan at last year's Tokyo Auto Show will be developed and put into production by next year! They say that the hybrid car to be developed by Nissan will be the Pivo (a shortened name derived from Pivot - all will become clearer after you see the video).

This little electric car will run on lithium ion batteries and use "fly by wire" technology, allowing it's passenger cabin to rotate a full 360 degrees, obviating the need to ever reverse again. It also has small video panels in the "A" pillars giving an almost total view of the outside - no more blind spots! Being electric means it has absolutely zero carbon dioxide emissions, something which we would like ALL cars to achieve in the future. Little is known, as yet whether or not the Japanese intend to add a small petrol engine to make this car a hybrid, like Totota's Prius.

I have argued before that when our government starts collecting more and more "green" taxes from us that the revenue ought to be going to programmes such as this, which will see the development of products which do little or no harm to our environment.

The big question of course is, will "Pivo" be built by lads and lasses from South Tyneside working at Nissan's plant at Washington? Sources tell me that you are more likely to see the Secretary of State for the Environment walking home from Chichester Metro station tomorrow!


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