I will admit, it is taking almost a full two days for the shock to wear off, but its getting clear that this is an incredibly ballsy (or really stupid) move by Nissan. Sometimes a very fine line separates madness and genius! But check my signature. If they REALLY are going to do this then what the heck! All beginnings are like this so game on! But with everyone's jaw on the floor, it has been easy to not hear that unlike EsFlow, Bladeglider is coming with a production announcement by Nissan. That's pretty huge for EV's, but those of us paying attention immediately think of the MIA LE. So while part of me is very excited about the performance potential of a DeltaWing road car, another is sad (betrayed) that the EsFlow may be getting a gas tank during Tokyo, AND most afraid that Nissan may be just kicking the EV can down the road 2-3 years at a time. EsFlow = No production. BladeGlider (AKA-the craziest thing ever) = Production. Is Nissan Serious???
IF they are serious then Nissan is announcing that they have no intention of parody with the competition. They have plans to outflank and knock down EV rivals through proprietary chasis knowledge and unique EV solutions. Race to where the puck will be! BladeGlider could be a sign that Nissan is far more serious about EV's than even the most eager fanboy ever thought. So, instead of giving us a conventional electric sports car, Nissan is saying "if you wait just a few more years, we can get you something VERY special!".
It's all fairy dust!
From Nissans perspective, they are playing multiple games of Chess with lots of R&D, across lots of models in multiple segments. By comparison, those of us singularly obsessed with the consumer side of pure EV's are just playing Pong. The success or failure of ZEOD will be the real indicator to watch.
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