January 13, 2000
Start of Joint Field Demonstration Project Using Nissan's Hypermini
|*1:||Minato Mirai 21 (MM21) is a newly developed area in Yokohama City with many business offices,
shopping centers, cultural facilities and tourist attractions.
Since MM21 attracts a lot of visitors and business people, it faces a chronic shortage of parking space.
This is why it is the most suitable area in which to carry out the Joint Field Demonstration Project
using Nissan's Hypermini, and people concerned hope this project will serve to ease the traffic problem.
Overview of the Downtown Rental Car System Verification Test Project
With this system, the operations control center in the MM21 district uses ITS functions to detect vehicle positions and their operating status. In addition, two-way communication is carried out between the center and drivers so that suitable information can be transmitted to the vehicles. Vehicle rental and return operations are performed at unattended vehicle stations. The vehicles are fitted with a car navigation system incorporating a communications function. Information is communicated between the vehicles, operations control center and users to ensure highly efficient and convenient operation of the system.
Companies located in the MM21 district that are participating in the project as system monitors rent the vehicles for business use during on weekdays. In addition, tourists staying in hotels in the MM21 district can rent the vehicles on weekends and holidays for use in sightseeing in the nearby area.
Overview of the Hypermini
Designed as an urban commuter car, the ultra-small Hypermini EV features a dedicated body construction with seating for two passengers. The body is built around a lightweight and highly rigid aluminum spaceframe, and the vehicle is fitted with a neodymium magnet synchronous traction motor and a high-performance lithium-ion battery system. These cutting-edge technologies enable the Hypermini to provide a driving range of 115 km on a single battery charge during operation under Japan's 10-15 test mode and to attain a top speed of 100 km/h. (This driving range figure was measured in-house with the air-conditioning system turned off. The driving range will vary depending on the road conditions, the weather and other factors.)
The Hypermini adopts a non-contact inductive charging system that is safe and simple to use. The batteries can be fully recharged in approximately four hours using a compact 200-volt AC charger.
|Overall length x overall width x overall height||(mm)||2,665 x 1,475 x 1,550|
|Minimum turning radius||(m)||3.9|
|Driving range on a single battery charge
(under Japan's 10-15 test mode)
|Traction motor type||Neodymium magnet synchronous AC traction motor|
|Maximum power||24 kW (33 PS)|
|Maximum torque||130 N-m( 13.3 kg-m)|
|Capacity (A-h (Hr))||90 (3)|
|Drive configuration||Rear-wheel drive|
|Tire size||Front:||145/65 R14|
|Suspension type, front/rear||Struts/Struts|
|Brakes, front/rear||Ventilated disc brakes/Disc brakes|
|Steering system type||Rack & pinion with power assist|
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