Nissan prepares electric sports car
Now that Toyota has announced plans to unveil an electric supercar, the other Japanese company, Nissan, has also announced plans for their electric sports car that will use the same technology as the Nissan Leaf.
There are two different options for the future sports car: an all-electric 370Z-E or a production version of the Infiniti Essence concept car. Unfortunately, nothing is known for sure yet. However when the vehicle is revealed it will already have strong competition on the market.
The Nissan Leaf uses a system of laminated compact lithium-ion batteries, which generate power output of over 90kW, while its electric motor delivers 80kW and 280Nm of torque. Nissan claims that the Leaf will take 8 hours for a full charge from a 200 V source. This allows for an 80% charge of the lithium ion batteries meaning you can go up to 80 miles with only a 30 minute charge, or if you are really in a hurry, you can get an additional 31 miles after being plugged in for only 10 minutes.