Nissan Announces Electric Sports Car Concept
Nissan is pulling out all the stops on its latest concept car dubbed the ESFLOW. This vehicle is based on the same technology they have already used on their electric production vehicle the LEAF. One major difference is that the LEAF won't hit 60 mph in under 5 seconds.
ESFLOW promises a 150 mile range on one charge, with laminated lithium-ion batteries mounted low for optimum handling and weight distribution. The aluminum chassis and composite body panels reduce weight to help extend driving range and improve performance.
This sports car has rear wheel drive, with two electric motors mounted in the back at each wheel. ESFLOW has two seats much like the current gas-powered 370Z, however these seats are sculpted into the rear bulkhead of the car. No bucket seat frames means less weight and better performance. Of course, the steering wheel and petals are fully adjustable to accommodate different drivers.
A-pillars conceal small rear-view cameras, which display images on one of four different LCD displays. Without side rear-view mirrors the car is more aerodynamic and efficient. Headlights are accented by blue LEDs and feature a hidden flip-out charging port underneath. ESFLOW is expected to debut in the flesh at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Should this vehicle make it into production, it could give the Lightning GT and Tesla Roadster a run for their money.