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Nissan to unveil ESFLOW electric sports car concept at Geneva show

Nissan will unveil the ESFLOW electric sports car concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). The rear-wheel drive two-seater features two electric motors, each driving a rear wheel. These motors independently control the left and right wheels, and so the torque is optimized to ensure vehicle stability and control as well as efficient power regeneration.

ESFLOW will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 5 seconds, and has a projected full charge range of more than 240 km (149 miles).

Nissan created ESFLOW from the ground up as a pure electric vehicle, not as an existing ICE (internal combustion engine) powered vehicle that has been adapted to run on electricity. Nissan’s designers have had free rein to place the power train and batteries in the optimum positions to benefit the car’s handling and performance.

The ESFLOW is based on existing technology, implemented in innovative ways. A composite body covers an aluminium chassis, incorporating its own roll cage. The powertrain unit, which employs the same technologies installed in the Nissan LEAF, is tuned to offer a sporty driving experience.

Power for the motors come from the same laminated lithium-ion battery packs used in the Nissan LEAF, but in ESFLOW the packs are located along the axis of the front and rear wheels. This centralizes the mass of the car, and thus its rotation point, close to the driver’s hips.



Interesting for fun car lovers.


Interesting its AER is 100M LESS than Tesla's sports EV. We wish them good luck.

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