The Nissan Pivo concept car is an electric car with unique revolving cabin, compact packaging, multiple drive-by-wire systems and excellent visibility. The Pivo is powered by Nissan's compact, high-performance lithium-ion battery and its unique "Super Motor", resulting in zero emissions. The design of the vehicle is very futuristic - the Pivo's cabin can revolve completely around (360 degrees) and is very easy to maneuver because of it.
Parking in a tight spot invariably requires backing in inch-by-inch. But with Pivo there’s no going back; you simply pivot the entire cabin. This ability to park while always looking forward is enabled by Nissan's advanced drive-by-wire technologies that preclude the need for mechanical connections between cabin and chassis.
The three-seater car comes with a number of user-friendly technologies, including Nissan's "Around View Monitor" which reduces blind spots by displaying the outside surroundings on screens mounted on the inside of the car's A-pillars located on either side of the windshield.
The Pivo was developed in partnership with renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and was first introduced at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show.