This Wednesday, February 1, at 8 p.m. EST, Nissan will debut a brand-new electric concept. Or it may be an idea we’ve seen come to life. The live stream’s slogan exhorts viewers to watch and “observe what occurs when the virtual turns into the real. Find out how our newest concept vehicle maximizes zero-emission mobility!” The Max-Out idea, one of Nissan’s concepts supporting the automaker’s Ambition 2030, is seen in the placeholder image’s back corner.
A 2 trillion yen ($17.7 billion U.S.) investment over the course of five years is required for the program, some of which will go toward the introduction of 23 new electrified vehicles, 15 of which will be all-electric. The business’s e-Power powertrain, which includes a gasoline range-extender engine, may be used in the other models. By 2030, Nissan intends its whole portfolio and the Infiniti brand to be 50% electric worldwide, with different targets for different areas. In the next five years, Europe is expected to sell 75% more electric vehicles than the US and China combined, with a 40% objective.
Re-modeling the EV market
The Max-Out convertible concept car, according to Nissan, is “so responsive it seems a part of you,” and it aims to offer a novel driving experience thanks to its exceptional stability and comfort by limiting body roll while maintaining dynamic cornering and steering responsiveness maximizes driver and passenger comfort and fosters a sense of unity with the vehicle.
The idea included lightweight construction in addition to the standard EV concept features including a full-width screen for the instrument panel and a passenger seat that could be folded to increase storage space.
The Chill-Out crossover, Hang-Out SUV, and Surf-Out truck were three other virtual-only designs that debuted at the same time as the Max-Out. The manufacturer praised its EV technology vision as being super lightweight with “ultimate hardware,” “minimal components,” and “innovative integration of the body, chassis, and battery,” the latter of which were robust batteries, in a previous film on those concepts.
All of them would be advancements on Nissan’s Advanced e-4Force dual-motor powertrain, which made its debut on a modified Leaf by the end of 2019. 304 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque were produced together. With 210 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, the system made its premiere late last year on the 2023 X-Trail in Europe, our Rogue.
When can we see them on the road?
Nissan is creating a new sports vehicle for North America and Europe, according to Nismo president Takao Katagiri, who spoke to Auto-car in December. This car is thought to be a preview of the GT-R replacement, which will feature hybrid and all-electric propulsion. We anticipate seeing the Max-Out in real form this week, but we are unsure about how far into the future the idea envisions and how much of what we anticipate from Nissan will be incorporated into that vision. So check in on Wednesday to find out, as the TV ads advice.
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