Call it the Leaf's little brother.
Nissan's latest electric car concept, unveiled last week in Japan, takes the Leaf's electric drivetrain down a notch. The vehicle seats only two people but can cruise 62 miles on a charge and hit 44 mph.
The egg-shaped go-kart-sized ride, dubbed the New Mobility Concept, is intended for short drives in crowded cities, where bigger cars are unwelcome not only for their nasty emissions but for their road-clogging bulk and resulting parking problems.
The battery-powered drivetrain of the narrow four-wheeler was engineered by Nissan partner Renault, and the body was designed by Nissan. Unlike the Leaf, which goes on sale next month in the United States, the pint-sized concept isn't expected to hit the market any time soon.