Nissan is electrifying the show with its ‘Intelligent Mobility’ approach to changing how cars are powered via the second generation Leaf and BladeGlider. The former features an e-Pedal that allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator while the e-powertrain’s torque has been increased by 26 per cent to 320Nm. Its new lithium-ion battery pack delivers a range of 400km while the latter, making its regional debut, has rear-hinged doors and a top speed of 190kph. Power is 100 per cent electric; the rear wheels' drive is provided by two 130kW electric motors – one for each wheel.
The Japanese carmaker shows off its BladeGlider concept and the Leaf EV at 2017 DIMS