Among the highlights on the Nissan stand at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show will be the production version of the e-NV200 electric van and the BladeGlider EV concept.
The e-NV200’s electric drivetrain, based on that used in the LEAF, is allied to the class-leading cargo volume of theNV200 to create a practical and versatile vehicle capable of carrying people or goods.
When sales start in May, e-NV200 will be available as a van or as a five-seat people carrier in Combi or more luxurious Evalia guises. Although mainly targeted at businesses, e-NV200 will also appeal to private users with large families, Nissan suggests.
The BladeGlider makes its European premiere at Geneva. Inspired by Nissan’s ZEOD RC Zero Emission on Demand race car—set to take part in the 2014 Le Mans 24hr race under the event’s Garage 56 rules—the BladeGlider features a radical narrow front-track design layout that creates a distinctive swept-wing shape when viewed from above.
Featuring perfect weight distribution due to the placement of the lithium ion batteries and in-board motors between the rear wheels, the BladeGlider optimizes power delivery with significantly reduced stresses at the front of the vehicle.
|BladeGlider. Click to enlarge.|