Nissan Unveils New EV Platform and Prototype

Japanese manufacturer Nissan today unveiled its new electric vehicle platform, together with a new vehicle built on it. Based, as was expected in the automotive world, on the Nissan Tiida, the new EV is designed, as Nissan says, "to support electric driving 24/7."

The new platform 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.

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 EV needed to be fitted with systems usually not found on other vehicles, due to the way it is powered. Thus, it features a maximum range display which, besides showing how long you can travel on the current charge, it also calculates whether the destination set is within range.

If it is not, the new EV provides information regarding existing charging stations. It updates automatically and provides every piece of information about the charging stations.

To enhance the range of the vehicle, Nissan has equipped the EV with a timer function. It can be used to set the air conditioning, for instance, to power up when the car is being charged. By doing so, it cools the cabin temperature without affecting the battery's range.

The state of the battery can be monitored online. When the battery is fully charged, a notification is sent to the cellular phone. The charging system can be switched on and off remotely.

The Japanese manufacturer did not provide, yet, any other details about their new EV. A possible release date can be August 2, a date when Nissan already announced it will present three electric vehicles.
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