The high-performance electric Nissan BladeGlider, which debuted last month in Rio de Janeiro, brings together cutting-edge technology with performance-oriented sport design to create the most innovative electric vehicle ever.
The BladeGlider prototype was developed from concept cars Nissan showed at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2013 and now “epitomizes Nissan’s drive to expand its Intelligent Mobility strategy,” according to president and CEO Carlos Ghosn. The BladeGlider is the first car to achieve sports car-like performance while producing no emissions, and Nissan is aiming for an all-electric future for sports cars.
Named for its ability to “glide” silently along the ground thanks to its incredibly quiet electric motor, the BladeGlider features wheel-mounted controls that feed into a display showing data such as speed and battery life. The power is courtesy of UK-based Williams Advanced Engineering, who designed the motors to go 0 to a 100 km in less than 5 seconds and reach speeds up to 190 km.
Designed to look as innovative as it is, the BladeGlider is a long, narrow car with one seat in front and two in back, the shape reminiscent of a rocket ship. With bright color options in green and orange, the BladeGlider stands out like no other vehicle.
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