Nissan iV Electric Concept Sizzles at LA Auto Show

Nissan iV Electric Concept Sizzles at LA Auto Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Nissan unveiled its concept for an electrified stunner for 2035, the iV. Mother Nature herself couldn’t build a better electric car, or one with more sex appeal.

From the website for the LA Autoshow

Infused with Nissan’s heritage of sports and performance, Nissan iV is a high-performance EV inspired by nature’s intelligent beauty and crafted by human ingenuity. The iV is a super-lightweight sports tourer that showcases “organic synthetics,” a revolutionary manufacturing technique in which automotive parts are cultivated like agriculture in a 100% sustainable, carbon-neutral process.

The design imagines the car being hung from an organic frame made from spider silk and incorporating lightweight photovoltaics that weigh 99 percent less than glass. The car will will also harness regenerative braking to ensure maximum energy efficiency.

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Nissan’s president Carlos Ghosn has publicly said that the company’s success depends on its ability to develop and deploy electric vehicles that excite the masses. The iV is part of Nissan’s zero emissions future.

The Renault/Nissan partnership with Better Place will result in more than 100,000 battery-swap enabled sedans on the road in Israel and Denmark, with cars and charging infrastructure slated for Toronto, Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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While orders for the Nissan LEAF may have sold out, and will not match or exceed the number of SUVs the company sells for years, cars like the iV can still spark more than a little wonder among EV enthusiasts.

These guys sure know how to dream.

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