New Nissan EV Teaser

Japanese manufacturer Nissan launched yesterday its new Zero Emission website, in preparation for the release of three electric vehicles on August 2, as it previously announced. The website opens with a few images showing one of the manufacturer's new electric vehicles.

Of course, no technical details are yet available, but a few aspects of the car can be seen. It would appear Nissan's new EV has hidden beneath its front badge the charging socket, making it suitable for both right and left hand drive markets.

Yesterday, Nissan unveiled its new EV platform, on top of which they mounted a prototype body. As with the EV seen on Nissan's website, the prototype boasts the same front-center mounted charging socket. The 24 kW battery of the EV, aside from being charged from the everyday plug, draws its power from a regenerative braking system as well. Nissan says that this system adds some 160 km to the range of the vehicle,
when under a full charge.

The new platform presented yesterday is comprised of a rigid body, high-performance motor and compact lithium-ion battery with high power output and energy capacity. The car's powerplant develops 80 kW and 280 Nm of torque.

Nissan announced the new EV is based on the Nissan Tiida and designed to "support electric driving 24/7." It is yet unclear which of the three EVs Nissan will unveil on Sunday was presented yesterday.

The first electric vehicles sourced from Nissan will hit the streets in trial version, to be used by corporate or government partners. The first one will go to the States next year. It will be a hatchback seating five people, similar to the Versa, and will have a range of about 100 miles per charge (160 km).
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