Nissan Engineers Build a LEAF-Frontier Cruck

Made for their testing facility in Arizona as a shop vehicle and team-building exercise, engineers at Nissan merged a Nissan LEAF electric car with a Frontier and a Titan pickup truck to create Sparky, a one-off in-house vehicle.

Check out the process and what the two principle engineers on the project did to make it happen.


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