Nissan Tests All-Electric ZEOD Race Car at Fuji Speedway
To celebrate the debut of the electric Nissan ZEOD electric race car, Nissan invited former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm to test out the new model in a low-speed demonstration. Krumm took the ZEOD RC out for a spin on Japan's Fuji Speedway. In addition to Krumm, Nissan GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez is also working with Nissan to prepare the ZEOD RC for participation in the "Garage 56" alternative fuels garage at next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. It will be the first all-electric car to compete in the French race. The ZEOD will be on display at the Fuji Speedway during the six-hour FIA World Endurance Championship. So what does this mean to you? If Nissan can figure out how to make an electric car survive the rigors of one of the toughest races on Earth, it will invariably be able to figure out how to make the Nissan Leaf available to the public better for everyone. Krumm described being behind the wheel of the ZEOD RC like "being in a different world. As soon as I sat in the cockpit, it was brand new. Even the buttons are completely different from a conventional race car." The new electric race car features a gearbox like a normal racing car, but has an electric powertrain. Even though he may have tested out the ZEOD at low speeds, Krumm commented that his time on the track was "great fun." Want to see the electric race car in action? Watch the video below to see Michael Krumm get behind the wheel of the ZEOD RC and take it for a spin around Fuji Speedway. Source: Nissan
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