Previously, these two automotive manufacturers had worked on the Kei Car project or a special mini car for the Japanese domestic market, which already used a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or had the status of a pure electric car.
Reporting from Autocar.jp, Monday (3/01/2022), the Light EV besides being small in size also has advantages in the form of light electrification technology.
In a press release, Nissan stated, if at any time the owners of this car experience a power outage at home, they can use the electrical power stored in the car’s battery as temporary electrical power.
“This car will be accompanied by a storage battery that can be used in an emergency, which can be used to supply electricity stored in the battery to homes,” said Nissan.
Since the electricity demand in Japanese households is generally around 10kWh per day, according to their calculations, a 20kWh power supply can cover two days of power supply.
The Nissan-Mitsubishi Light EV will be produced with body dimensions: 3395 mm long x 1475 mm wide x 1655 mm high. Seeing its compact dimensions and light weight, this car is suitable for users who have a limited garage at home.
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For battery capacity, this mini electric car will be implanted with a battery with a capacity of 20 kW.
The cruising range of the Light EV lamp is estimated at around 160 km on a single full charge. However, because this car has a lighter weight, there is a chance that the cruising range can be increased to almost 200 km.
Regarding the selling price, some parties were worried that this car would be sold at a high price. However, in a press release, Nissan said that this mini electric car will be sold at a starting price of 2 million yen.
Previously, last November, as written in a Scoop article, the Nissan-Mitsubhisi Light EV was tested on public roads in the United States.
Although during testing the entire exterior of the car body was disguised, the headlight design gave an impression that was quite similar to the design of the “IMK Concept” concept car.
From this collaboration between Nissan-Mitsubishi, many people hope that the Light EV will be able to have a larger battery capacity than the previous type of electric car, the Mistubishi i-MiEV, so that it is expected to achieve a smoother and more stable ride than it seems.