Nissan Motor Co. expands and showcases its electric vehicle capability at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Following the September global unveil of the new Nissan Leaf and the presentation of its electric ecosystem at the recent Nissan Futures 3.0 event, the Japanese car manufacturer will present two all-electric concept vehicles. This signals its intention to maintain electric vehicle leadership in the sector and delivers on its brand promise of innovation that excites.
Nissan will show a number of exciting concept cars and production vehicles at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, giving customers a glimpse of the company’s latest and future innovations aligned to its Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision.
To underline its commitment for making electric mobility truly exciting, Nissan as the global leader for electric vehicles, confirms its participation in the 2018-2019 season of Formula E racing.
Nissan IMx zero-emission Crossover concept
The stunningly designed Nissan IMx, an all-electric 4 seater crossover concept offering fully autonomous operation and a driving range of more than 600 kilometers (Japan JC08).
This concept utilizes Nissan’s all new and dedicated electric vehicle platform married to twin motor power units that deliver 320kWh capacity and an incredible 700Nm of torque.
The platform allows the floor to be completely flat, resulting in a cavernous cabin and enhanced driving dynamics. With a low center of gravity, the chassis delivers sharp handling that promises to redefine the crossover segment.
The innovation continues through the high capacity battery that can serve as a virtual power plant sharing electricity through its vehicle to grid capability with both wireless and conventional charging possible. It’s designed to strengthen the link between car and driver as a close, reliable partner that delivers a safer, more convenient and more enjoyable drive.
“The Nissan IMx zero-emission crossover concept vehicle embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” said Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president of global marketing and sales, EV business, and chairman of Nissan’s management committee for Japan, Asia and Oceania. “Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan is committed to changing the way people and cars communicate, as well as how cars interact with society in the near future and beyond.”
Nissan to compete in Formula E racing from season 5
The move to participate in the growing Formula E series gives Nissan a highly visible global platform from which to spread the message of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
“As the ultimate expression of the thrill of instant acceleration and agile handling that’s at the heart of Nissan zero-emission driving, Nissan is going to electrify the Formula E championship,” said Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president of global marketing and sales, EV business, and chairman of Nissan’s management committee for Japan, Asia and Oceania.
Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, is excited to welcome Nissan and said, “To have a name like Nissan coming on board is a momentous day for the series. Not only is it great to welcome a new manufacturer to the Formula E family – it’s great to see our first Japanese manufacturer entering the frame, showing truly how global the electric revolution is. Japan is a country at the forefront of new technologies with one of the biggest followings of Formula E. The shift towards sustainable mobility is in motion and it’s unstoppable. I look forward to seeing the Nissan logo adorned on the new-look cars for season five.”
Nissan will enter the series from late in 2018, when the all-electric championship will introduce new chassis and battery regulations.
LEAF NISMO Concept
The LEAF NISMO concept expresses the benefits of Nissan Intelligent Power, where clean and efficient electric technology is blended with the exciting driving dynamics that characterise NISMO.
The NISMO Concept version of the new LEAF has a sporty exterior. The application of NISMO racing technology to the car’s body results in enhanced aerodynamic performance and less lift, without sacrificing the LEAF’s excellent drag coefficient. The black interior features NISMO’s signature red accents, creating an exciting, high-performance feel.