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Nissan Announces New Electric Sports Car Concept: ESFLOW

Switzerland February 10, 2011

– Concept to be Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2011

It may be a concept, but the Nissan ESFLOW electric sports car proves it’s possible to remain environmentally sympathetic without having to give up the joy of driving.

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It looks like a sports car, handles like a sports car and performs like one too. Using technology pioneered in the award-winning Nissan LEAF, the EV concept shows that driving can still be as much fun tomorrow as it is today.

     At a glance      - ESFLOW - a pure EV sports car concept     - Rear-wheel drive two-seater     - Two electric motors, each driving a rear wheel     - Laminated lithium-ion batteries mounted low for best weight       distribution     - Dramatic styling with wraparound windscreen for unobstructed visibility     - 0-100km/h in under 5 seconds     - Over 240kms on one charge  

The Nissan ESFLOW

Nissan has a reputation for creating some of the most exhilarating sports cars on the market. Nissan has also developed the world’s first practical Zero Emission family car, the Nissan LEAF.

Now Nissan has put that expertise together. It has captured the excitement of a sports car and the environmental benefits of an electric vehicle and blended them into one dramatic two-seater concept: ESFLOW.

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 – to save one’s environmental conscience sacrifices must be made. ESFLOW is here to address that misconception.

Owning an ecologically sound car does not have to come at the expense of driving enjoyment. The briefest glance at the ESFLOW is enough to tell you what kind of car it is: a long bonnet leading into a steeply raked, wrap around windscreen, the compact cabin placing the occupants bang on the car’s centre of gravity, hunched arches over ultra-low profile tyres wrapped around six spoke wheels. ESFLOW is unmistakably a sports car, and those in the know will recognize its heritage – hints of classic and contemporary Nissan sports cars abound.

Vitally, 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. This means that Nissan’s forward thinking designers have had free rein to place the power train and batteries in the optimum positions to benefit the car’s handling and performance and enhancing the thrill of driving.

     Contact:      Paul Miles     Nissan Motor Co.     Tel: +81-(0)45-523-5521      Laurent Burgat     Nissan International SA     Phone: +41[0]21-822-57-08     email: [email protected]   

SOURCE Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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