Nissan to unveil Townpod concept

* World debut at Paris motor show * Look at its zero-emission range * It's more than just a car, or van...

Nissan to unveil Townpod concept

A new Nissan electric concept car will make its debut at the Paris motor show at the end of this month.

It will be called the Townpod and shows one way in which Nissan could expand its line-up of zero-emission vehicles.

According to the company, the concept car combines 'eye-catching design with a spacious and practical interior' and is 'more than just a car and more than just a van.'

They say it will be aimed at 'a future generation of home-based, innovative entrepreneurs who are creative and tech-savvy.'

However, beyond that, just about all that the company has confirmed about the car so far is its name.

That suggests it will be smaller than the Leaf, and that it will be intended primarily for town use. However, the company is yet to say exactly how big it will be, or how many seats it will have.

As yet, there is not even a photograph of the whole car. All Nissan has released is this picture of one of its lights.

We'll see the actual vehicle in three weeks' time, when it is unveiled at the Paris motor show, and where it will appear alongside the Leaf (which Nissan has just started to take orders for), as well as the new Micra and Juke, and the revised version of the X-Trail 4x4.

Nissan expects to build five electric cars over the next four years. Following the Leaf and this small commercial vehicle there will also be a city car and two further yet-to-be-confirmed electric cars.