Nissan has revealed the first official details surrounding its new all-electric car which will go on sale in the US and Japan from 2010.
Showcasing its sophisticated EV-IT platform on a Tiida-based prototype, the new vehicle promises the benefits of constant zero-emissions driving with up to 160km of range.
The dedicated EV platform uses a highly rigid body, high-performance motor and compact lithium-ion battery with high power output and energy capacity, which will offer a totally quiet driving experience - a unique feature of a fully-electric drivetrain.
This electric motor has been specifically developed in-house and delivers peak power of 80kW and 280Nm, coupled with Nissan's unique motor control for seamless acceleration.
The 24kWh laminated compact lithium-ion battery pack has been located under the vehicle floor to not only optimise cabin space but also allow smoother underfloor air-flow which helps reduce drag.
A regenerative brake system has been employed to recharge the battery during deceleration and braking, making a significant contribution to the 160km-plus driving range under full charge.
The vehicle also includes a raft of technology features which aim to eliminate the drawbacks of zero-emissions driving such as a simple system which with considers the navigation map to determine whether the destination is within range under the current state of charge.
Nissan plans to unveil the all-new design of the production EV at its new Global Headquarters Opening in Yokohama on August 2nd