2011 Nissan ESFLOW Electric Vehicle Concept review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 7 March 2011 , 09:03:15 byVeronica

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Nissan ESFLOW Electric Vehicle Concept

Japanese carmaker Nissan developed the ESFLOW electric sports car that proves it is possible to remain friends with the environment without having to give up the joy of driving. The two-seat car with rear-wheel drive features two electric motors, each driving a rear wheel. For best weight distribution, the carmaker offered laminated lithium-ion batteries mounted low for best weight distribution. The model is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds and it has a 240 km range on one charge. The Nissan ESFLOW is based on existing technology, implemented in innovative ways. An attractive, head turning composite body covers an aluminum chassis, incorporating its own roll cage. The power train unit installed in the Nissan Leaf is tuned to offer a sporty driving experience. An aluminum chassis has been built around the drive train, taking full advantage of the opportunities that the Zero Emission electric propulsion provides. The new Nissan ESFLOW is an attractive car. Te color scheme chosen for the concept car is inspired by glaciers. The headlights are tinted cool blue. The six spoke wheels contain blue carbon inserts while the same material adorns the side sill, roof mounted lip spoiler and lower rear bumper. The LEDs accentuate the futuristic lights slashed into the body work both front and rear. The cabin of the Nissan ESFLOW is clean and open and weight saving has been a priority throughout its design, but it is still a comfortable and pleasant place to sit. The seats themselves are upholstered in gold leather and perforated gold suede while the doors are trimmed in dark blue leather and suede. In the Nissan ESFLOW, the seats are sculpted into the rear bulkhead of the car, negating the need of a heavy frame.