Nissan Land Glider concept EV can sway and swerve almost like a motorcycle!
Nissan will present various show cars at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, including Land Glider, an EV concept car. The Land Glider has a potential to become a new means of transportation in urban areas; its linear acceleration and the narrow body, which only an ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight EV can achieve, will help reduce traffic congestion and promote effective use of parking space.The wheel segments of Land Glider can move separately from the cabin part, allowing the car, still an experimental concept model, to sway and swerve, almost like a motorcycle. Nissan’s Land Glider electric vehicle tilts from side to side, sashaying into curves by up to a 17-degree angle, as though showing off in a fashion statement that it’s zero-emissions.
Just 110 centimeters (43 inches) wide, Land Glider has sensors to calculate speed and level of lean required for corners, and can maneuver through narrow streets and fit into tight parking spaces.