Monday, February 06, 2006

Source: Nissan Hypermini

The Hypermini's hyper-cute design masks one tough, serious vehicle, combining many advanced features and processes. Lithium-ion batteries (which are lighter and have a higher energy density than lead-acid or nickel-metal hydride batteries) reduce weight while still maintaining an impressive driving range. Plus, there is no memory effect from repeated recharging. The revolutionary aluminum spaceframe is lighter and more rigid than a comparable steel body. Many of the Hypermini's plastic raw materials are actually recycled from end-of-use vehicles, using a process that Nissan pioneered. Finally, special tires let you drive up to 50 miles in case of a flat. It's also economical, costing as little as 2-cents per mile to drive.* Inside, the cabin is spacious and comfortable. We're sure you'll appreciate the Hypermini for its incredible combination of space-age technology and down-to-earth practicality.

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