March 2, 2011
ESFLOW was created from the ground up as a pure electric vehicle to give an idea of how a zero-emissions sports car of the future might look.
The concept is based on existing technology, including a composite body over an aluminum chassis and a powertrain unit that employs the same technologies installed in the Nissan Leaf, tuned for a sporty driving experience. The car is rear-wheel drive and runs on two motors, which independently control the left and right wheels. The ESFLOW can reach 100 km/h in under five seconds, the company said.
Power comes from the same laminated lithium-ion battery packs as in the Leaf, but in the ESFLOW, the packs are located along the axis of the front and rear wheels. The batteries can travel over 240 km on one charge.