ESFLOW: Nissan’s New Electric Sports Car Concept

Inspired by LEAF technology, the ESFLOW concept will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2011.

The Nissan LEAF made a splash as the most affordable, mass-produced, all-electric car on the market, and now its creators are determined to prove you can be an environmentally-friendly driver without giving up the joy of driving.

ESFLOW has been created from the ground up as a pure electric vehicle, to give an idea how a zero emission sports car of the future might look. Living ecologically has often been seen as an act of austerity – sacrifices must be made to lessen our impact on the planet. ESFLOW is here to address that misconception.

ESFLOW is not an existing ICE (internal combustion engine) powered vehicle that has been adapted to run on electricity, but a sports car that’s been designed from the outset as a zero emission vehicle.

The car’s graceful proportions allow the twin electric motors to be placed above the axis of the rear wheels, in a mid-ship position,. These motors independently control the left and right wheels, and so the torque is optimized to ensure outstanding vehicle stability and control as well as efficient power regeneration. The motors produce enough torque in an instant for it to reach a 100kph in under 5 seconds.

Article by Beth Buczynski, appearing courtesy Crisp Green.

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