Monday, June 24, 2013

Nissan Promises ZEOD RC Will Be Fastest Electric Race Car Yet

The ZEOD RC, Zero Emission On Demand Race Car

Nissan, on Friday, unveiled what may not only be a harbinger of electrification in motorsports, but also a testbed for accelerating the development of electric vehicle technology. The ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car) is based on the Nissan DeltaWing, the company's 2012 entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and will incorporate a combination of electric vehicle and petrol engine technology.

The goals include racing in the 2014 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, hitting 300+ kilometers/hr (186 miles/hr) speeds, to serve as the prototype for Nissan's reentry into the top rung of the LM P1 class in the World Endurance Cup, to demonstrate the power of electrified vehicles, and bring better technology to electric road cars.

Aiming to win in endurance racing with an electrified car, while changing the perception of electric vehicles forever, is a big goal. We like that.

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