Luckily its unlikely to make it into production.
Nissan has revealed a one-off prototype that combines a Leaf EV with a Frontier pickup.
The creation, known as ‘Sparky,’ was borne of engineers’ tinkering rather than a desire to design a new model, though it is said to get plenty of use hauling supplies and people around Nissan’s Arizona tech center.
“I needed a project for a team building activity so we can bring the team together. We had a need for a truck. Something to drive around, a shop truck,” said one of the project’s lead engineers, Roland Schellenberg.
Co-led by fellow engineer Arnold Moulinet of the Durability & Reliability group, the team took several months to chop a Leaf and add a Frontier pickup bed — complete with an electric window on the back of the cab.
Schellenberg takes pride in the “slick truck” but admits that it’s “not so tough,” and is unlikely to make its way to production.