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Nissan Develops a Twin-Motor 309-HP Leaf-Based EV

Nissan has revealed an electric car with a new electric-drive four-wheel-control technology which takes EV performance to a higher level.

It is a test vehicle based on the Nissan Leaf e+, a previewer of Nissan’s future electric models. It will likely remain a prototype. The new twin-engine drive is designed for the new Nissan EV.

Why do they take Leaf as a basis? Firstly, its is a time-tested model, and, secondly, Nissan simply does not have other variants among electric cars.

It may well be Nissan will apply the new drive and latest developments in safety and connectivity to a series version of the Ariya EV crossover concept, which, among other new products, is being demonstrated at the Tokyo Motor Show.

2019 Nissan Ariya Concept image
2019 Nissan Ariya Concept

The Nissan EV’s two electric motors in front and rear produce 227 kW (309 hp) and 509 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque. They are integrated with the chassis control system and together compose the advanced electric-drive four-wheel-control technology.

The new technology is a key component of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. It significantly improves acceleration, cornering, braking and makes an EV’s performance on par with the latest sports cars.

Ride comfort and confident handling are the new vehicle’s highlights, the automaker believes. It is clear Nissan intensifies its efforts to expand the electric lineup.

The Nissan Leaf, of course, is good, and its leading position on the EV market confirms this, as well as almost 10 years of its mass production. However, the Leaf is a single, even with modifications.

If Nissan intends to remain a key EV market player, it should be ready to face today’s challenges. That is why the company presents the Ariya prototype and, at the same time, tests of a new powerful drive in combination with the latest technologies.

We remind that recently we reported the latest products Nissan introduced in 2019. There are no electric cars among them.

Source: Nissan USA

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