major Nissan has revealed a high-power, twin-motor all-wheel-control test car
equipped with new technologies being developed for the company’s next
generation of EVs.
vehicle is based on the100% electric Nissan Leaf e+ and it features an enhanced
all-wheel drive system powered by front and rear high-power motors integrated
with chassis control technology that has again been developed by Nissan. This
new technology featuring an electric-drive all-wheel-control system is bound to
take the performance of Nissan’s electric cars to a new level.
Nissan will launch a next-generation EV that will be a true breakthrough,” said
Takao Asami, senior vice president for research and advanced engineering at
Nissan, adding that, “The new electric-drive four-wheel-control technology now
being developed integrates Nissan’s electric propulsion and 4WD control
technologies with our chassis control technology to achieve a huge leap in
acceleration, cornering and braking performance, on par with the latest sports
Smooth high-output twin-motor drive
separate front and rear electric motors, the powertrain generates approximately
304hp (227 kilowatts) of maximum output and 680 Nm of maximum torque. This
output is complemented by the ultra-high-precision motor control provided by
Nissan’s advanced EV technology. This results in a highly responsive, yet
uncommonly smooth, acceleration.
can benefit from the all-wheel-control system on nearly any road condition,
heightening driving performance and confidence. The test car’s precision
control ensures that the vehicle pitch and dive are minimised by adding
regenerative rear motor braking to the usual front motor regenerative braking.
When slowing down on city streets, for example, this helps keep passengers from
being shaken back and forth. This reduces the potential for motion sickness and
related discomfort. Similarly, on rough, bumpy roads and when accelerating,
motor control is optimized to maintain ride comfort by minimizing irregular
Independent brake control
addition to optimizing front and rear torque allocation, the system applies
independent brake control at each of the four wheels to maximise the cornering
force generated by each tyre. This lets drivers enjoy cornering that faithfully
follows their intentions with minimal steering.
being a test car with technology hidden inside, the bespoke exterior
effectively communicates the advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology
within, and creates excitement for the new era of Nissan EV technology. Fitted
with overfenders and rally style wheels, this test car confirms it’s ready to
take on the most punishing of road conditions.
the test car sports a 12.3 inch display mounted in the centre of the instrument
panel that reports, in real-time, information on the vehicle control technology
via a polished graphic interface. With the custom display, the driver can
better understand vehicle movement, and judge the all-wheel-control
technology’s performance at a glance.
All-Wheel-Control technology Test car specs
EM57 × 2 (Front and Rear)
Max power/Max torque
227kW / 680Nm
Front : 215/55R17, Rear : 235/50R17
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