Nissan “Effis” by Nissan, Japan

2008: Smaller. Safer. Better.

Full Size Vehicle on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


Developed with tomorrow’s urban lifestyles in mind, Effis applies Nissan’s most advanced technologies to create the ideal commuter vehicle of the future. This compact, lightweight FCV is eco-friendly and user-friendly. Effis is packed with radical, ingenious solutions.

3.5-Seater Concept – Perfect fit for Urban lifestyles: The instrument panel is reconfigurable to offer 3+1 person seating in a comfortable space. With just one person on board, the “rotational instrument panel” extends to provide a rotary table. With two people in front, the rear seat serves as a luggage area. More passengers? Push the instrument panel back in, slide the front passenger seat forward and raise the rear seat. Voila! Ample room for three adults and there’s still space behind the driver’s seat for one more co-passenger, if they’re not too big. It’s minimal on the outside and flexible on the inside.

Nissan’s revolutionary Super Motor has two independently controllable output shafts. Just one motor on the front axle and one on the rear enable independent 4-wheel control for enhanced driving dynamics and stability. This motor technology and a slim, high power Compact Lithium-ion battery, together with aluminum and plastic body materials, help achieve the size and weight reduction demanded in a city commuter vehicle, while facilitating interior convenience.