Nissan BladeGlider concept EV headed to 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan will unveil a new electric vehicle concept named the BladeGlider. The BladeGlider is a deltoid shape vehicle, with a narrow front track and wide, stable rear that reduces drag and creates downforce. The BladeGlider looks like the ZEOD race car and gets power from a Nissan Leaf battery pack.

The BladeGlider concept offers drivers and passengers a new sense of glider-like driving pleasure, evoking exhilaration through its nimble handling that stems from its swept-wing form and gliding roots.

With the stable rear track width, the BladeGlider manages high G cornering and acceleration, even with ‘thrifty’ power usage. In addition, a unique center driver seat position delivers the ‘ultimate in glider-like driving pleasure.’

The BladeGlider uses in-wheel motors, with one in each rear wheel.

Nissan says the concept is a “prototype of an upcoming production vehicle” and will demonstrate the innovation and excitement of the Nissan brand and Nissan’s leadership in Zero Emissions mobility.

The goal was to revolutionize the architecture of the vehicle to provoke new emotions, provide new value and make visible for consumers how Zero Emissions can help redefine our conception of vehicle basics.

 

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