Nissan To Have Strong EV Presence In Geneva

Nissan will have a strong EV presence in Geneva.

The 2014 Geneva Motor Show will be used by Nissan to showcase the BladeGlider concept and the world debut of the zero-emissions e-NV200.

Nissan said the new BladeGlider concept challenges conventional thinking on performance car design. Inspired by Nissan’s ZEOD RC Zero Emission on Demand race car – set to take part in the 2014 Le Mans 24hr race under the event’s ‘Garage 56′ rules – the BladeGlider features radical narrow front-track design layout that creates a distinctive swept-wing shape when viewed from above.

Featuring perfect weight distribution thanks to the placement of the lithium ion batteries and in-board motors between the rear wheels, Nissan added the BladeGlider optimizes power delivery with significantly reduced stresses at the front of the vehicle.

Nissan said it will also introduce the production version of the e-NV200. According to Nissan, the e-NV200 brings unprecedented refinement, with zero emissions and ultra-low running costs.

Nissan describes the e-NV200 as combining the best elements of two multi-award winning vehicles, the Nissan Leaf and the Nissan NV200.

Nissan explained the e-NV200′s electric drivetrain, based on the one used in the Nissan Leaf, is allied to the class-leading cargo volume of the NV200 to create a practical and versatile vehicle capable of carrying people or goods while producing neither exhaust emissions nor noise pollution.

When European sales start in May, e-NV200 will be available as a van or as a five-seat people carrier in Combi or more luxurious Evalia trims. Although mainly targeted at businesses, Nissan believes the e-NV200 will also appeal to private users with large families.

Nissan will also present two conventionally-powered small SUV, the all-new X-Trail and all-new Qashqai.