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Nissan IDS concept shows Next Gen Leaf with 60kwh

Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:19 pm

http://www.hybridcars.com/ids-concept-f ... ssan-leaf/

Based on LG chem batteries, fits in Gen 1 Leaf, looks like.

http://www.autonews.com/article/2015102 ... ransformer

Better battery

Nissan has equipped the IDS Concept with a 60 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery that is undergoing road tests and promises to dramatically boost range. The upcoming battery, which executives say is close to being production-ready, doubles the density of the latest 30 kilowatt-hour pack in the Leaf.

“A prototype vehicle with the 60 kilowatt-hour battery is already running around with a numbered license plate,” said Takao Asami, Nissan Alliance global vice president for research and advanced engineering. “From a technical point of view, the technology is already available. We still have to go through production engineering and product engineering phase.”

Engineers improved on that battery by switching to a manganese, nickel and cobalt chemistry for the cathode, from the current base of manganese-nickel. They also devised a better electrolyte, which improves the battery’s life span.

The new battery technology allows Nissan to pack 288 cells into the same space currently occupied by 192 cells.

Nissan gave the car wireless battery recharging.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-TLo86K7Ck

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015: Nissan's vision for the future of EVs and autonomous driving

Oct. 28 – Tokyo – Today at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015, Nissan Motor Corporation unveiled a concept vehicle that embodies the company's vision of the future of autonomous driving and zero emission EVs: the Nissan IDS Concept.

Presenting at the show, Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn said: "Nissan's forthcoming technologies will revolutionize the relationship between car and driver, and future mobility."

The Nissan IDS Concept

After leading the development and expansion of EV technology, Nissan once again stands at the forefront of automotive technology.

By integrating advanced vehicle control and safety technologies with cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), Nissan is among the leaders developing practical, real-world applications of autonomous drive technology.

In August 2013, Ghosn said that by 2020 Nissan plans to equip innovative autonomous drive technology on multiple vehicles. Progress is well on track to achieve this goal.

Inside the Nissan IDS Concept

Nissan Intelligent Driving is Nissan's concept of autonomous drive technology and represents what Nissan believes next-generation vehicles should be.

"Nissan Intelligent Driving improves a driver's ability to see, think and react. It compensates for human error, which causes more than 90 percent of all car accidents.

As a result, time spent behind the wheel is safer, cleaner, more efficient and more fun," continued Ghosn.

The 44th Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public on October 30, with Nissan showcasing a host of new concept cars technologies.
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Re: Nissan IDS concept shows 60kwh Leaf

Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:31 pm

evnow wrote:http://www.hybridcars.com/ids-concept-foreshadows-60-kwh-2018-nissan-leaf/
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Source of that report, with more detail:

http://dailykanban.com/2015/10/2nd-gen- ... mous-cfrp/
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Re: Nissan IDS concept shows Next Gen Leaf with 60kwh

Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:45 pm

Looks cool and "concepty". Not sure how much of this will make to production.

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Re: Nissan IDS concept shows Next Gen Leaf with 60kwh

Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:23 pm

Looks awful. I hate this narrow slit window cars that people think somehow look good. Zero visibility doesn't make it look good to me.

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Re: Nissan IDS concept shows 60kwh Leaf

Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:28 pm

edatoakrun wrote:
evnow wrote:http://www.hybridcars.com/ids-concept-foreshadows-60-kwh-2018-nissan-leaf/
...


Source of that report, with more detail:

http://dailykanban.com/2015/10/2nd-gen- ... mous-cfrp/

Original source is a good find. I'd be careful of hybridcars.com Jeff the author there and at gm-volt.com is very sensitive to any comments that don't praise his writing. I often see no comments on his stories, which I think is the way he likes it.

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Re: Nissan IDS concept shows Next Gen Leaf with 60kwh

Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:34 pm

Here's Nissan's (I think) YouTube intro for the IDS : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-TLo86K7Ck

I can't imagine much of the interior making it into production but I like the body style - faint echos of the Skyline or GT-R maybe?
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Re: Nissan IDS concept shows Next Gen Leaf with 60kwh

Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:16 pm

dm33 wrote:Looks awful. I hate this narrow slit window cars that people think somehow look good. Zero visibility doesn't make it look good to me.


Right you are! These cars would be best for agoraphobic submariners.
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Re: Nissan IDS concept shows Next Gen Leaf with 60kwh

Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:31 am

The cars that look aggressive are the in thing now. Others are called "ugly". Crouching big cat like stance with thin " eyes" win over people as if they want to go on a hunt.
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Re: Nissan IDS concept shows Next Gen Leaf with 60kwh

Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:11 am

I just watched the video. The car looks better in motion, but...am I the only one with no desire whatsoever for a steering wheel (and brake pedal?) that goes into hiding and takes three seconds to return? An awful lot can happen in three seconds.
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Re: Nissan IDS concept shows 60kwh Leaf

Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:57 am

edatoakrun wrote:Source of that report, with more detail:

http://dailykanban.com/2015/10/2nd-gen- ... mous-cfrp/
Thanks for the link. The photograph of a 60-kWh battery which looks just like the 24-kWh battery in my LEAF is what impressed me. With 288 cells in the new battery, I conclude the system voltage is unchanged and the modules now have an arrangement of three cells in parallel and two of these triples stacked in series (just like the Chevy Volt).

There was also a picture of a slide covering charging times which baffled me: It indicated the 30-kWh battery (I suppose in the MY2016) can be charged in 14 minutes from a 50-kW charger. Sorry, but a 50-kW charger can only deliver about 12 kWh in 14 minutes.

While I like the overall look of the concept, I'm struck that Nissan's designers appear to be taken by the Mirai's huge, triangular air intakes. Will all Japanese cars soon look like this?
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