Nissan ESFLOW electric sports car gives an idea of how a Zero Emission sports car of the future looks

nissan_concept.jpgIt’s just a concept, but the Nissan ESFLOW electric sports car proves it’s possible to remain environmentally sympathetic without having to give up the joy of driving. It looks like a sports car, handles like a sports car and performs like one too. Nissan ESFLOW has been created from the ground up as a pure electric vehicle, to give an idea how a Zero Emission sports car of the future might look. The ESFLOW is based on existing technology, implemented in innovative ways. An attractive, head turning composite body covers an aluminum chassis, incorporating its own roll cage. The powertrain unit, which employs the same technologies installed in the Nissan LEAF, is tuned to offer a sporty driving experience.

Nissan ESFLOW is rear-wheel drive and it runs on two motors. The car’s graceful proportions allow the twin electric motors to be placed above the axis of the rear wheels, in a mid-ship position. These motors independently control the left and right wheels, and so the torque is optimized to ensure outstanding vehicle stability and control as well as efficient power regeneration. The motors produce enough torque in an instant for it to reach a 100kph in less than 5 seconds. The Nissan ESFLOW concept will be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March).