Nissan Electric Car Debuts With Lithium-ion Battery

Nissan plans to unveil its new electric car and its original prototype vehicle in 2010. The two fuel efficient vehicles will be powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery. The new electric cars will use a rear-wheel power train that delivers twice the power as conventional nickel-metal batteries.

“Under the NISSAN GT 2012 business plan, the company has committed to zero-emission vehicle leadership, and has announced plans to introduce an all-electric vehicle in 2010 and mass market globally in 2012,” Nissan said in a statement.

Electric cars are becoming more of a reality as car makers have developed several prototypes to save on fuel consumption and meet green standards. The Nissan electric car offers zero emissions and is the latest vehicle which features a front-wheel drive powered by batteries.

“The advanced laminated compact lithium-ion batteries are installed under the floor, without sacrificing either cabin or cargo space. The production vehicle to be introduced in 2010 will have a unique body-style and is not based on any existing Nissan model,” Nissan said.

Nissan Electric Car Delivers High-Performance Solutions

Electric vehicles also promise to deliver fuel economic solutions. The Nissan HEV is a high-performance rear-wheel drive system and parallel-powertrain system. The electric automobile will feature Nissan’s own originally developed technology and its first rear-wheel drive powertrain.

“The parallel-power train system comprises an energy-optimizing system with two clutches, where one motor is directly connected to an engine and transmission via two separate clutches. Under changing driving conditions, the motor switches between the two clutches to optimize and conserve energy utilization as well as improve fuel-efficiency,” Nissan said in a statement.

The battery automatically turns on if the hybrid electric car is running in idle. This will shut off power to the motor in an effort to save on fuel.

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