Nissan revealed an electric sports car concept in a bid to prove that driving fun can be had without a major negative impact on the environment.
The Nissan ESFLOW, which is based on the Japanese carmaker’s LEAF plug-in electric vehicle, will be unveiled at the Geneva auto show in early March.
The real-wheel-drive two-seater ESFLOW is powered by two electric motors, one on each rear wheel. It has lithium-ion batteries and can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in under 5 seconds, Nissan said. The company also said the ESFLOW will have a range of more than 240km on one charge.
“Living ecologically has often been seen as an act of austerity - to save one's environmental conscience sacrifices must be made,” Nissan said in a press release. “ESFLOW is here to address that misconception.”
The ESFLOW’s composite body covers an aluminium chassis, incorporating its own roll cage. The powertrain uses the same technologies as the Nissan LEAF, but is tuned to offer a sporty driving experience, Nissan said.