Pretty cool idea to have a rolling Mobile level3 CHAdeMO equipped tow truck.
Wouldn't it be great to book one of these at Leaf gatherings.
The last 6 comments on this MotorTrend article generally dis the whole utility and concept of EV's.
Must be the common mentality of the MotorTrend readers.
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[images] No More Range Anxiety: Nissan Tests Mobile Electric-Car Charging
Service by Jake Holmes June 7 2011 Source: Nissan
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It’s no secret that electric cars like the Nissan Leaf offer a seriously limited driving distances between charges, especially if driven at high speeds or with all the accessories running. Nissan thinks they have a solution in the form of a mobile electric-car charging station to aid stranded motorists.
Developed in partnership with the Japan Automobile Federation (effectively Japan’s equivalent of AAA), Nissan’s plan is for a fleet of roadside assistance trucks equipped with special chargers that can quickly recharge a stranded electric car. Nissan says this will help improve public perception of electric cars as a charging infrastructure is developed, by providing a “safety net” in case drivers run out of power. Nissan and the JAF plan to begin a trial version of the service near Kanagawa,
Japan later this year, with the goal of putting mobile charging vehicles into more widespread use in the future. The project, “will build confidence in EV use and contribute toward achieving a society with low carbon emissions,” said
Hitoshi Kawaguchi, Nissan vice president of external and governmental affairs. Would you feel safer driving an all-electric vehicle if a service was available to give you an extra boost when the battery ran out? ...
Posted on: June 7, 2011 11:20 pmReply
When a car company can make a electric vehicle that gets 0-60 in 7.0 to 7.5 sec, 500 miles on a charge, then I’ll be intrested till then its all a joke! NEXT!
Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:02 pmReply
Even though this is a nice first effort for Nissan, this just proves the Chevy Volt is a better idea. Even though the motor that charges the battery after the first forty miles produces emissions, it doesn’t leave you stranded on the side of the road like the Leaf does.
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:59 pmReply
if the recharging truck runs on gas, that negates the purpose of having an all electric vehicle
Posted on: June 7, 2011 4:03 pmReply
A truck with a big generator on the back of it is not an acceptable solution to the problem
Posted on: June 7, 2011 2:37 pmReply
Doesn’t fix it just try’s to cover it up. Plus it’s still just as bad, embarrassing, and stupid to be left on the side of the road for lack of fuel in this case battery, even if they can help
Posted on: June 7, 2011 2:19 pmReply
The Leaf doesn’t offer enough range for most motorists.