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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:27 am

No BladGlider for you! ...probably.

The future of Nissan according to ex-chief designer Shiro Nakamura

...Will the three-seat Bladeglider concept ever be produced?

“Bladeglider is just an experiment, it’s not planned for production. Even if we can produce the right number at the right price, I don’t know if the market is big enough. It’s an interesting car, though – a real three-seater.”...

But on the positive side, confirmation of multiple BEVs...Soon?:

...Can we expect more electric models in addition to the Leaf?

“There will be many types of EVs in the future. The Leaf is a model, not a brand. As for other electric models, yes – a saloon, an SUV, but a sports car is difficult. EVs are not only for Nissan, but also for Infiniti. A new Leaf is coming, followed by some other body type.”...

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/indu ... o-nakamura

Your guess is a goood as mine over whether this is significant, but at ~ 1:20 into the video below, the CCS (Euro) charge port is shown on the BladeGlider...


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In 2013, Nissan presented the BladeGlider in Tokyo. Four years later, AUTO BILD drives the 268-PS-Keil exclusively on the racetrack. A fascinating one Ride on the razor blade...

http://www.autobild.de/videos/video-nis ... 86401.html
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:44 am

Looks like at least one of the latest BladeGlider prototype is still making the rounds in Europe:

https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-re ... val-speed/
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:38 am

jhm614 wrote:Looks like at least one of the latest BladeGlider prototype is still making the rounds in Europe:

https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-re ... val-speed/

Actually, I expect a lot of additional development work has been done over the last ~2 years or Nissan wouldn't be promoting so public a debut.

Wonder what it will do?

Press release with additional details:
Nissan BladeGlider electrifies Goodwood’s Hillclimb for European public debut

...After two years of work on design, engineering and development, Nissan BladeGlider has evolved further into an exciting, real-life study into the potential of advanced EV performance. BladeGlider epitomises Intelligent Mobility, a philosophy to make its cars more exciting by redefining how they are driven, powered and integrated into society...

Key specifications:

Top speed

> 190 km/h (115 mph)*

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (62 mph)

< 5 seconds

Power

200 kW (268hp)

Torque

707Nm

Weight

1,300kg

Length

4,300mm

Width

1,850mm

Height

1,300mm

Wheelbase

2,800mm

http://newsroom.nissan-europe.com/eu/en ... blic-debut
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:16 am

edatoakrun wrote:Press release with additional details: http://newsroom.nissan-europe.com/eu/en ... blic-debut

Nice find on the press release! When I clicked through and selected related videos, there was a 17 minute clip of B Roll footage that I had not seen before.
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:36 am

Another article (from Down Under this time!) about the upcoming Goodwood appearance and that fact that Nissan will give a few test drives...

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/news/blad ... prototype/
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Re: Nissan BladeGlider - Performance EV Concept

Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:27 am

jhm614 wrote:
edatoakrun wrote:Press release with additional details: http://newsroom.nissan-europe.com/eu/en ... blic-debut

Nice find on the press release! When I clicked through and selected related videos, there was a 17 minute clip of B Roll footage that I had not seen before.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkIycj1Kj7c
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