By David Thomas on September 29, 2010
Nissan calls the Townpod a vehicle for entrepreneurs. We’re not sure how an all-electric compact van will get anyone angel funding, but there’s a lot of interesting stuff inside this little guy whether you’re a self-starter or a retiree.
What we like most about the Townpod are the little ideas Nissan has added. Little balls, which Nissan calls Pucks, can be placed anywhere around the cabin including in the doors and on the dash. They work with a variety of accessories to hold drinks, smartphones and even objects like a corner desk for the passenger.
Nissan doesn’t emphasize the Townpod as a workspace, however.
We’d like to see a WiMax-equipped car with a desk area. If you can plug it in instead of running the engine it could be a true mobile office. That’s what we want.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David