Nissan’s electric vehicles to feature lithium ion battery packs

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

Nissan will be unveiling its electric car in Yokohama on August 2. The Japanese manufacturer will put on display its concept car during the opening of its new world headquarters. A more production-based version will be bared at Tokyo Motor Show in October. Production will begin in late 2010 in Japan while full production is expected in Japan and in the US in 2012.

Nissan said however that the zero-emissions car could also be made available to other nations.

A lithium ion battery pack is set to power the car and its rear-drive hybrids, which will emerge in 2010. Nissan also intends to use the battery pack in its future fuel cell models.

The manufacturer is moving full speed ahead with lithium ion technology, which it has been developing since the early 1990s. Even then, Nissan was adamant that Li-Ion would prove to perform better than nickel metal hydride, which Toyota Prius and Honda Insight have.

Dr. Hideaki Horie, engineering director of Nissan's Next Generation Battery Group in Kanagawa, said that Li-Ion "offers clear advantages of power, range and weight."

He asserted his confidence in the "robustness" of the car's battery. Dr. Horie had worked both with Sony and with NEC on lithium ion technology, so this means he knows what he is talking about.

Topics: nissan, electric car

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Without a doubt, the SUV segment is getting increasingly more saturated. This month alone, we were greeted with city-oriented SUVs from the Kia Stonic to the Hyundai Kona, and now...
by - June 27, 2017
The Swedish moose test is known to have victimized many in the past, including the Toyota Hilux that massively failed. So knowing that many cars from trusted and leading automakers...
by - June 27, 2017
All-new BMW X3 (G01) just made its debut! The updated model has a familiar design, and slightly increased dimensions compared to its successful predecessors. For more cabin space, the wheelbase...
by - June 27, 2017
Polestar is notably known to be Volvo's internal performance specialists, and around last year Polestar revealed to the public that it will utilize electrification to further advance the power of...
by - June 26, 2017
Earlier this month, Porsche introduced to us the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The car wore a Golden Yellow Metallic paint. The same time it was launched, the company said...
by - June 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries