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Edward Green ▼ | July 27, 2009
Nissan Motor previewed its electric vehicle (EV) platform on a Tiida-based prototype. All-electric car will be on the streets of U.S. and Japan in 2010.
All-electric Nissan EV
All-electric Nissan EVNissan Motor previewed its electric vehicle (EV) platform on a Tiida-based prototype. All-electric car will be on the streets of U.S. and Japan in 2010.


Nissan also showcased a sophisticated EV-IT system developed to support electric driving 24/7 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). The dedicated EV platform is comprised of a highly rigid body, high-performance motor, compact lithium-ion battery with high power output and energy capacity, delivering outstanding driving performance and safety, while offering a quiet and peaceful driving experience – a unique feature of a fully-electric drivetrain.

The in-house developed electric motor delivers 80kW/280Nm for high response and powerful acceleration. Nissan's unique motor control also contributes to the vehicle's seamless acceleration.

All-electric Nissan EVThe 24kWh laminated compact lithium-ion battery pack is placed under the vehicle floor for more efficient packaging, without compromising cabin or cargo space. The battery layout also allows smooth underfloor air-flow which helps reduce drag. Additionally, the regenerative brake system employed to recharge the battery during deceleration and braking extends the driving range to more than 160km*1 under a full charge.

All-electric Nissan EVHigh durability is achieved by employing an additional frame for the battery pack to significantly improve the rigidity of the platform. The combination of a high rigidity platform and electric powertrain minimizes vibration and external sounds to produce a quiet and pleasing drive.

Nissan has developed an sophisticated IT system for its zero-emission EVs, connecting the vehicle's on-board transmitting unit to a global data center to support EV driving 24 hours 7 days a week.

All-electric Nissan EVWith a simple touch of a button, the navigation map shows the driving radius within range under the current state of charge. The system can calculate if the vehicle is within range of a pre-set destination. The navigation system points out the latest information on available charging stations within the current driving range. Detailed information for each charging station will also be displayed. The timer function enables the air-conditioner or battery charging to begin at a specified time.

The air-conditioner can be preset while the vehicle is plugged-in to cool the cabin to a desirable temperature before driving begins, without taxing the vehicle's battery. Meanwhile, the battery charging can be set to start at a specified time at night to benefit from more favorable electricity rates.


 

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