Next-generation environmental vehicle

  • 10-Feb-2009 12:12 EST
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Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries, Nissan Motor Co.’s electric-vehicle prototype is part of the company’s research and development program on zero emissions vehicles. This latest generation vehicle features a front-wheel-drive layout and uses a newly developed 80-kW motor and inverter. The lithium-ion batteries are installed under the floor, without loss of cabin or cargo space. Slated for introduction in 2010, the production vehicle will have a unique body style and is not based on any existing Nissan model. The lithium-ion batteries used are sourced from the Nissan-NEC joint-venture, Automotive Energy Supply Corp. These cost-effective batteries offer high performance, reliability, safety, and versatility, compared to conventional nickel-metal hydride batteries. Their compact, laminated configuration delivers twice the electric power of conventional nickel-metal hydride batteries with a cylindrical configuration. They also allow for improved vehicle packaging and a wide range of applications.

For more information, visit booth 641 at the SAE 2009 World Congress.

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