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The Pivo 3 builds on the Pivo concept cars shown at the Tokyo motor shows in 2005 and 2007.
However, unlike the Pivo and Pivo 2, the Pivo 3 is a more 'realistic' electric car of the near future, says Nissan, and close to what 'the next step in urban mobility will be'. Gone is the rotating cabin of the previous concept cars but it still has a very tight turning circle of just four metres.
The Pivo 3 is an agile electric-powered city car with a 1 + 2 seating layout. Electric motors on each of the four wheels power the car.
The car is stacked with cutting-edge technology, including Nissan's Automated Valet Parking system. The car can drop you off at your destination, find a parking space and recharge itself or sell electricity back to the grid. Later, you can use your smartphone to summon the car to collect you.
While the car may look closer to a production version than its predecessors, Nissan won't reveal when or even if the Pivo will be made.
Also on stage at Nissan is the stunning Esflow concept sports car. We saw this at the Geneva motor show earlier this year, but that still doesn't lessen its impact.