…and how is it better than any old electric car? So we are sitting here waiting for that big breakthrough in electric car development but it never comes. Well, unless you can invent a new way of storing electricity or a method to generate electricity on-board, the breakthrough won’t come. Therefore all we can do is improving the old technology to make it just a little bit better. That’s what Nissan is doing remarkably well.
Their new dedicated EV platform will serve as a focal point for the new electric car range that would allegedly make début late next year. There is nothing revolutionary about the EV platform but, hey, every little helps.
So, what is so special about Nissan EV platform?
- Full-size car oriented. No more fragile single-seaters
- Improved safety with a high-rigid body concept. An additional frame improves the rigidity and helps eliminating vibration
- Lithium-ion battery pack that is yet a little bit more compact
- An updated regenerative braking system
- A sophisticated IT system that tangles each electric car and charging station into an interactive global web. This system will allow you to see your current available driving radius (according to the battery level) on a convenient navigation map. You will also see the available charging stations.
All these improvements have increased the vehicle’s range to 100 miles (160km).
Sounds nice. But at the same time it is quite daunting. If the new platform is so good, there is not much space left for further improvement. We urgently need new ideas on how to improve battery capacity.
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