Nissan have announced their line-up of vehicles for the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show and included in the range will be the new and exciting electric BladeGlider concept.
Inspired by Nissan’s innovative 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 thanks to the placement of the lithium ion batteries and in-board motors between the rear wheels, the BladeGlider optimises power delivery with significantly reduced stresses at the front of the vehicle. You can read more about the exciting concept by clicking here.
e-NV200 production premiere
In addition to the electric excitement of the BladeGlider, Nissan will also show off their production ready e-NV200 van for the first time too. Nissan say the new van brings unprecedented refinement, with zero emissions and ultra-low running costs.
Built by combining the best elements of their popular NV200 vans and the multi award winning Nissan LEAF electric car, the new e-NV200 electric van is, as Nissan put it, “ready to change the face of the city”.
The e-NV200’s high performance pure electric drivetrain, based on that used in the Nissan LEAF, is allied to the class-leading cargo volume of the NV200 to create a practical and versatile vehicle capable of carrying people or goods while producing neither exhaust emissions nor noise pollution. Sales start in May this year and the 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. Not only that, but Nissan have already unveiled information about other possible uses of the all electric van, such as their designs for Taxi for London. Furthermore, the e-NV200 has also seen service in Barcelona where all electric taxi trials have been going on for some time now.
Other Nissan’s on display will be the all new X-Trail and Qashqai, plus the fastest ever Nissan production car, the GT-R Nismo. As if that wasn’t enough already, Nissan plan to unveil the next member of their rejuvenated crossover family too.