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Computer Gaming Concept Behind Nissan's Mixim Electric Car

Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and two 67bhp (50kW) electric motors to drive the front and rear axles, the Mixim is a four-wheel-drive car with a theoretical top speed of 112mph and a potential maximum range of 156 miles.

Published: 11-Jan-2008

Car companies are used to tempting buyers with new, radically improved models that are claimed to be just around the corner. In reality these new cars feature only incremental improvements. By its nature, car design moves forward in a series of small steps.

That’s why the car under review today is different. It is not a small step but a quantum leap in the evolution of the motor car. It has been built by Nissan, it is called the Mixim and, according to the company, it is a glimpse of the future of motoring.

The Mixim caused a stir when it was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September, but it is only a concept. So don’t expect to see one on the garage forecourt any time soon. However, it is a measure of the importance that Nissan places on it that while most concepts disappear more quickly than they appear, this one has been made available for an exclusive test drive.

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