Monday, November 25, 2013

Nissan BlackGlider Electric Car EV Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Nissan BlackGlider Electric Car EV Tokyo Motor Show. Debut of Nissan BladeGlider at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, check out a first look at the narrow front track electric vehicle in motion. BladeGlider has its conceptual roots in the soaring, silent, panoramic freedom of a glider and the triangular shape of a high performance "swept wing" aircraft, looking to achieve low drag while generating road-hugging down force.


BladeGlider shares sustainable engineering values with both Nissan LEAF and the Nissan ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car), which will run at next year's Le Mans 24 Hour race.
With its narrow, 1.0-meter lightweight front track and wide, stable rear track, BladeGlider's front wheels reduce drag and enhance maneuverability for high G cornering power, assisted by a 30/70 front/rear weight distribution ratio.
Aerodynamic down force is created by the highly rigid yet lightweight carbon-fiber underbody, hence the lack of drag-inducing wings.
When BladeGlider matures into a production car, it could be Nissan's first use of in-wheel motors. The in-wheel motors provide rear-wheel propulsion with independent motor management, while also contributing to freedom of upper body design and space-efficient packaging.
To power the electric motors, BladeGlider employs Nissan's innovative lithium-ion battery technology, with the modules mounted low and toward the rear to enhance stability and handling.
Its tightly streamlined body comprises a tough and structurally-optimized chassis wrapped in ultra-lightweight, yet strong and stiff, carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) finished in a pearlescent white color that evokes the pristine freedom of a glider.