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New Nissan Land Glider Concept Car

The new Land Glider concept car from Nissan is it’s entry into the zero emissions compact electric market, due for launch at the Tokyo Motor Show. The concept is intended to be a fully electric urban runabout and features a very narrow body to reduce congestion in dense city centres and make it easier to fit into tight parking spaces. It’s estimated that the Land Gliver can travel up to one hundred miles on a single charge.

The four-wheel car has tilting wheels and moving fenders that enable it to lean by up to 17 degrees inspired by motorbikes and glider aircraft. Special sensors calculate the best tilt for negotiating a corner. Instead of a steering wheel, it has airplane-style controls. The Land Glider’s driver sits front and center behind a suitably futuristic instrument cluster and a steering wheel that looks like twin joysticks.   The cocoon-like cabin and a body is designed to look like it is protected with armour aiming to give motorists a sense of security whilst driving.

To quote from Nissan’s own Press Release:

Land Glider
A new proposal for urban mobility that can be enabled by zero-emission car

  

  • The Land Glider has a potential to become a new means of transportation in urban areas; its linear acceleration and the narrow body, which only an ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight EV can achieve, will help reduce traffic congestion and promote effective use of parking space.
  • Shift of the centre of gravity by leaning provides a new, exciting sense of driving and a powerful, crisp ride.

Nissan Land Glider Concept Car Pictures and Photos

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Nissan Land Glider Concept Car Videos

More about the Land Glider on AutoCar and the Land Glider entry on the Wikipedia.

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