Nissan will unveil the new electric Esflow EV sports car concept at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, to demonstrate how a sports car of the future might look.
Nissan’s Esflow is based on the technology from their first practical Zero Emission car, the Nissan Leaf; however, the powertrain is tuned to offer a more sporty driving experience with rear-wheel drive and two motors. The two electric motors are positioned above the axis of the rear wheels to control the left and right wheels independently, producing optimized torque (60mph/100kph in under 5 seconds), vehicle stability, and efficient power regeneration. Like the Leaf, the motors will be powered by laminated lithium-ion battery packs, but will be situated low along the axis of the front and rear wheels, to help out the center of gravity, allowing the Esflow to travel over 150 miles (240km) on one charge.
Video clip and photo gallery of the Esflow after the jump
The Esflow sports concept car’s body is inspired by glaciers, with tinted blue headlights and Nissan emblem, Blue LEDs in the front and rear body, reflective solidified liquid with blue tints for its color, and blue carbon inserts in the six spoke wheels, side sill, roof mounted lip spoiler and lower rear bumper.
Nissan has not mentioned if the Esflow will make it to production anytime soon, but it’s interesting to see Nissan working towards an EV sports car of the future.
Below is a video of Nissan’s Esflow concept car in an animated driving experience.