Nissan BladeGlider concept unveiled prior to Rio 2016

Nissan unveiled two new Intelligent Mobility prototypes this week in Rio de Janeiro, right before the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics.

The BladeGlider, a futuristic concept that’s seen numerous versions since 2013, is a fully electric sports car capable of 190km/h top speeds and 0-100km/h acceleration in less than five seconds.

Two Nissan BladeGliders can be found in Rio: One will be on static display, while the second will be offering dynamic rides to media and VIPs. 

Meanwhile, the Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype, which runs on bio-ethanol electric power and has a cruising range in excess of 600 kilometres, is based on the Nissan e-NV200, the company's all-electric light commercial vehicle. It offers low operational costs equivalent to an EV, but with the driving range of a gasoline-powered vehicle. 

Testing will soon begin in Brazil.


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