Nissan BladeGlider Concept Revealed

By | November 13, 2013
In its pursuit to dominate the EV sector, Nissan may be expanding its electrified lineup with an aircraft-inspired model. Nissan recently revealed its BladeGlider Concept before it debuts at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The Nissan BladeGlider Concept has its roots in two unique sources. The supercar is meant to resemble the grace of a glider and the high-performance of an aircraft. The BladeGlider features a low, flat nose that curves upward in the back to emphasize the large rear wheels, giving the car a triangular shape. The interior also has elements of an aircraft, including an airplane-inspired steering wheel. Both aerodynamic and electric, the BladeGlider benefits from its lightweight carbon fiber underbody. When the car enters production, Nissan says, it may be Nissan's first car to feature in-wheel motors, which allow the rear wheels to propel independently. This unique technology and the rear force it provides helps Nissan take liberties with the front end design. The BladeGlider utilizes lithium-ion battery technology, which is also used in the Leaf. But its performance may end up being more comparable to the ZEOD RC EV racecar, which will debut at next year's Le Mans 24 race. Source: Nissan