Nissan has unveiled two new electric concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show, with the new LEAF getting the Nismo treatment, and a long-range crossover EV launched in the shape of the IMx.
The IMx is a pure-electric concept that features ProPILOT fully-autonomous driving technology and can cover more than 370 miles on a single charge. Based on Nissan’s new EV platform, the concept has been designed to make the most of the new architecture.
This means a flat floor and open cabin, with two electric motors – one on each axle – producing 320kW and 700Nm of torque for the all-wheel drive concept.
Also on display was the LEAF Nismo concept, which was first unveiled at the Nissan Futures 3.0 event recently. This showcases what the higher-powered version of the LEAF – promised at the car’s launch – could look like.
With the LEAF Nismo on the stand, the theme was nicely set up for Nissan to announce it will enter the FIA Formula E Championship from next season – 2018-19.
Nissan will join a host of other major manufacturers in the series, including, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Jaguar. Renault will step away from the series, leaving group stablemate Nissan to take on the running of the team.