Concept to be Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2011
ROLLE, Switzerland, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - It may be a concept, but the Nissan
ESFLOW electric sports car proves it's possible to remain
environmentally sympathetic without having to give up the joy of
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It looks like a sports car, handles like a sports car and performs like
one too. Using technology pioneered in the award-winning Nissan LEAF,
the EV concept shows that driving can still be as much fun tomorrow as
it is today.
At a glance
ESFLOW - a pure EV sports car concept
Rear-wheel drive two-seater
Two electric motors, each driving a rear wheel
Laminated lithium-ion batteries mounted low for best weight distribution
Dramatic styling with wraparound windscreen for unobstructed visibility
0-100km/h in under 5 seconds
Over 240kms on one charge
The Nissan ESFLOW
Nissan has a reputation for creating some of the most exhilarating
sports cars on the market. Nissan has also developed the world's first
practical Zero Emission family car, the Nissan LEAF.
Now Nissan has put that expertise together. It has captured the
excitement of a sports car and the environmental benefits of an
electric vehicle and blended them into one dramatic two-seater concept:
ESFLOW has been created from the ground up as a pure electric vehicle,
to give an idea how a Zero Emission sports car of the future might
look. Living ecologically has often been seen as an act of austerity -
to save one's environmental conscience sacrifices must be made. ESFLOW
is here to address that misconception.
Owning an ecologically sound car does not have to come at the expense of
driving enjoyment. The briefest glance at the ESFLOW is enough to tell
you what kind of car it is: a long bonnet leading into a steeply raked,
wrap around windscreen, the compact cabin placing the occupants bang on
the car's centre of gravity, hunched arches over ultra-low profile
tyres wrapped around six spoke wheels. ESFLOW is unmistakably a sports
car, and those in the know will recognize its heritage - hints of
classic and contemporary Nissan sports cars abound.
Vitally, ESFLOW is not an existing ICE (internal combustion engine)
powered vehicle that has been adapted to run on electricity, but a
sports car that's been designed from the outset as a Zero Emission
vehicle. This means that Nissan's forward thinking designers have had
free rein to place the power train and batteries in the optimum
positions to benefit the car's handling and performance and enhancing
the thrill of driving.
SOURCE Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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