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Pivo 2: The Future is Electric for Nissan - VIDEO ENHANCED

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Pivo 2 Concept Turns Heads and Itself in Tokyo

TOKYO - October 5, 2007: Nissan unveiled today the Pivo 2, an advanced electric concept car, that will debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Pivo 2 builds on the popularity of the first Pivo, shown at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. Powered by advanced Compact Lithium-ion Batteries and featuring a unique rotating cabin - meaning no reverse gear required - the first Pivo became a cult hit at shows from Beijing to Geneva.

Click the PLAY button below to watch Pivo 1 being introduced at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, followed by video of Pivo 2 with updated features for re-introduction at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show.

Reasons to love Pivo 2:

• Electric power from Nissan's advanced Lithium-ion batteries

• A robotic agent to share every trip

• 'Revolutionary' technology with 360 degree turning cabin and 90 degree turning wheels

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Talking with Pivo 2's "Robotic Agent"
Pivo 2 takes the idea of an environmentally friendly electric urban commuter vehicle and delivers fun, functionality and a unique relationship between the car and driver. Pivo 2 is powered by advanced Compact Lithium-ion Batteries and employs 'by-wire' technologies for braking and steering.

Where the first Pivo, with its fully rotating cabin design, made reversing obsolete, the Pivo 2 takes that easy mobility concept to a new level. Each of the four wheels are powered by Nissan's advanced electric In-wheel 3D Motor and can turn through 90 degrees to allow Pivo 2 to drive sideways as well as forward.

To read The Auto Channel's original story of the Nissan Pivo from 2005 CLICK HERE.

Thanks to the highly innovative Robotic Agent, you are never alone in the Pivo 2. With conversations possible in Japanese and English, the Robotic Agent has been created to work with Pivo 2 to make every journey less stressful. It provides a unique interface through which to communicate with Pivo 2 on everything from basic vehicle functions through to the nearest available parking.

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Pivo 2 will be on display at the Nissan Ginza Gallery in Tokyo, for an exclusive public sneak preview ahead of the Motor Show. Pivo 2 will then be exhibited - together with four other exciting production and concept vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show, starting October 27.