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.


Source: Straightline

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  (383) posted on 02.10.2011

that would be an interesting race. Is there a video around TopSpeed where I can see the race between the two. Japanese car vs. German..haha...nice!

  (398) posted on 02.10.2011

hahaha i wonder how will a GT-R perform on electric source power. i hope it can still beat the hell out of the Porsche.

  (798) posted on 09.9.2010

wow, i can’t wait to see this thing perform on the road and on track, i guess nissan is really pushing up their limitations for the new generations of autos.

  (806) posted on 09.8.2010

Nissan fans who were expecting a revival of the hallowed 240SX, prepare to be…disappointed.

  (939) posted on 09.5.2010

It’s almost time they release it.

  (159) posted on 07.28.2010

I think Viper SRT10 is nothing compare to world top sports car like Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Benz, Audi, etc.

  (238) posted on 07.19.2010

losing is spelled with one "o". And you’re saying that they would build an electric GT-R competitor? I don’t think so. They have been talking small ever since the LF-A, and I don’t think they would attempt to build something to compete with the GT-R if it is electric. Those plans will probably go up in smoke or keep getting pushed into the future just as the FT-86 is.

  (868) posted on 07.19.2010

Seeing as Toyota’s new electric supercar may well be called the Supra, I’d like to see the next GT-R be electric so that Nissan can continue the Skyline’s tradition of loosing to the Supra.

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