Nissan Shows Future EV Concepts Including a Cute Pickup Truck
- Nissan has shared a comprehensive plan for future electric vehicles.
- Four EV concept cars comprise a pickup truck, a convertible sports car, and two crossovers and preview future electric models.
- Nissan also says it will be producing solid-state batteries by 2028, which will reduce cost dramatically.
Nissan is the latest automaker to share its far-reaching future plans for electric vehicles, and we’re excited to see four new concept cars that give a good idea of some of the 15 new EV models that will arrive by 2030. A small pickup truck called the Surf-Out concept is perhaps the most noteworthy of these, but a convertible sports car called the Max-Out also piqued our interest. A boxy crossover called the Hang-Out is also included, while another small SUV concept called the Chill-Out looks to be the closest to production.
While it’s difficult to gauge the exact dimensions, the Surf-Out appears to be a small pickup truck that could slot into the lineup below the mid-size Frontier. It has a futuristic look with interesting lighting setups front and rear and a minimalist interior with a huge screen spanning the width of the dashboard. Nissan says it has some amount of off-road capability thanks to an e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive setup and it also features some sort of onboard generator. View Photos Nissan Max-Out concept Nissan
This convertible is the sportiest of the four concepts, with a low-slung stance and an emphasis on performance. Nissan says that it is lightweight and has a low center of gravity. The two seats are configurable and can flatten into the floor to transform the interior space
This boxy small SUV strikes us as a spiritual successor to the Nissan Cube. It has a low floor and a tall roof, making for a lounge-like, spacious interior. The four seats rotate and move around in several different configurations, including one that creates a movie-theater-like space that appears to use a projector and a giant screen at the rear of the cabin. Like the other concepts, it has an e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive setup and ProPilot driver-assitance technologies.