What was once purely a Nissan design teams fantasy that was unveiled back in 2013 has become an automotive reality that could change the way we drive forever. Say hello to the fully-functional advanced Nissan BladeGlider prototype!
The vision for this futuristic vehicle was simple: To allow Nissan to create an agile, efficient Electric Vehicle (EV) that took driving to heightened levels of fun and excitement. Not only did they do this, but they exceeded their original brief in EVERY way…
This near-silent vehicle has a zero emissions performance thanks to its electric powertrain and has one of the most aerodynamic shapes ever created by Nissan engineers. It was built to reflect the potential of advanced EV performance and to prove to the world that Nissan’s drive towards Intelligent Mobility is the way of the future.
Power in the BladeGlider is provided by a 100-percent electric powertrain and offers exceptional performance delivered by Nissan BladeGlider project technical partner, Williams Advanced Engineering (UK).
The BladeGlider Stats*:
Fast, efficient and absolutely at the pinnacle of modern automotive engineering, the available BladeGlider stats* that have been officially released by Nissan are as follows:
- Maximum speed is in excess of 190km/h
- 0-100km/h in less than 5 seconds
- 2x 130kW electric motors (1 on each rear wheel)
- Performance supplied by five module lithium-ion 220kW battery
This groundbreaking design uses an advanced chassis configuration that includes a narrow front track and wider rear track to create optimal aerodynamic efficiency and handling stability. Added to this the high-waisted, rear-hinged dihedral doors provide one of the most dramatic entry points ever seen in a Nissan vehicle.
*As provided by Nissan Global!