Nissan is revolutionizing electric car design with the innovative BladeGlider Prototype. Recently racing as a performance model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Nissan BladeGlider Prototype offers a sleek build, innovative technologies, and impressive performance.
The Nissan BladeGlider Prototype offers sleek style and innovative technology.
The all-electric Nissan BladeGlider Prototype was created after two years of research and testing. It has rear-hinged dihedral doors to create a dramatic entrance, while a low center of gravity improves handling. It also has roll-over protection and an open-top design that makes driving truly thrilling. According to Nissan, the BladeGlider premiered last year; nonetheless, it’s been tweaked to optimize performance.
“The BladeGlider has been developed to bring fun, torque, efficiency and high-performance styling to the fore,” said Ponz Pandikuthira, VP of Product Planning. “Goodwood has been a world-famous showcase for many an iconic sports car over the years, so we could think of no better place to bring the BladeGlider out to play, demonstrating the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision in action.”
The BladeGlider has a top speed of 115 mph and up to 268 horsepower. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in less than five seconds, and it weighs just over a ton. The car also seats two people, and its zero-emission powertrain uses the latest battery storage and charging technologies. While the BladeGlider is just a concept, you can see some of the latest Nissan technologies at Haddad Nissan with the current Nissan model lineup.
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Did you know that 77% of dog owners say that having pet-friendly features available on a vehicle would make a difference in their decision to buy it or not? According to a recent survey conducted by Nissan, it’s true! As a result, Nissan has taken the words of its pet-loving customer base to heart and decided to make the Nissan Rogue Dogue Concept, a project vehicle it debuted in New York, to better appeal to dog owners all around the world who want something more accommodating for their furry family members.
Dog-friendly features in the Rogue Dogue include a padded cargo area with easy clean-up, a clip-on safety harness, a loading ramp for the cargo area, and even spill-proof water bowls and food dispensers. A special safety hammock is offered, too, along with a canine first-aid kit and a shower and dryer that allow you to clean off your pet before letting them get into the car. By providing a safer in-car environment for Fido along with a number of amenities, Nissan is hoping to give pet owner a little extra peace of mind.
The Rogue Dogue Concept debuted on the New York Auto Show stage as an answer to the survey’s statistics that 83% of dog owners agree that they want their beloved pet to be as safe and comfortable in their vehicle than they are. Dennis McCarthy of Vehicle Effects in California states, “Everything we built into the Rogue Dogue project is actually very possible to add to a production Rogue,” so you may be seeing “Dogue”-friendly options at Haddad Nissan soon.
The latest craze in automotive technology is the development of an autonomous car – one that can drive itself, without human intervention.
By 2020, “Our cars will be ready,” said Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn Monday during a press conference.
This is very exciting news, although it’s not very surprising, as Nissan has always been at the forefront of innovative automotive technology. And developing a successful autonomous vehicle has been a huge goal for popular automakers, and even companies like Google.
Can you imagine life 5 years from now if everyone “drove” cars that drove themselves? We would have so much more free time – all of those hours spent weekly communing from place to place could be spent elsewhere, and long road trips would be a lot more painless!
We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves, but it’s fun to imagine a world of driverless cars. How do you picture it? Tell us in the comments!