The brief for the 2009 LA Auto Show Design Challenge called
for a vehicle for the year 2030 which could fulfill the
needs of a generation who were brought up with cell phones,
online communities and interactive gaming.
The V2G concept was Nissan's entry for the competition.
While developing the purely theoretical concept, the designers
came up with a story explaining how the vehicle was conceived.
"In the years leading up to 2030, the electrification
of the nation's highways leads to the creation of a new
ultra-efficient, high speed network called the 'GRID'.
Nissan's 'ON-GRID' compliant vehicle for the year 2030
is the V2G (Vehicle–to-Grid). Wildly popular with consumers
thanks to its low cost, dynamic styling and quality construction,
the V2G is the best selling electric vehicle of its time.
Nissan's comprehensive and affordable range of GRID access
plans (similar to mobile phone plans) have also helped
to make V2G the market leader.
In the spirit of LA's legendary automotive counter-culture,
creative young minds see untapped potential in the V2G.
Taking advantage of the simple and user friendly EV architecture,
they quickly hack the V2G, take it 'OFF-GRID' and begin
to explore the virtually endless opportunities of this
newly created vehicle segment.
Initially the modifications are simple body mods and performance
tweaks, but it doesn't take long before a thriving and
increasingly sophisticated cottage industry springs up
around this explosive new car culture. Nissan is quick
to see the potential in this field and begins to offer
many new and exciting 'Plug and Play' options to consumers
through its network.
The V2G [UNLMTD] is born."
One of the cleverest features of the V2G concept is the
fibre bodywork. When the vehicle has come to the end
of its useful life, a specially engineered bacteria is
used to break down the resin which binds together the
carbon fibre. Once the carbon fibre is completely exposed
it can be removed and recycled to help make a new V2G.
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Nissan GT-R Proto
Nissan V35 GT-R
Nissan Pivo 2
Nissan Round Box (R.D/B.X)