First unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show yesterday, the futuristic Nissan BladeGlider was "inspired by the aerial engineering of a glider and the triangular shape of a high performance swept wing aircraft." It's powered by lithium-ion batteries and can seat up to 3-people comfortably, with the driver getting a perfect 360-degree view of their surroundings. Continue reading for a video and more information.
In order to keep everything compact and shipshape, the BladeGlider's lithium-ion batteries are placed in the lower-rear side of the vehicle.
Nissan may also for the first time be using in-wheel motors in the final iteration of the BladeGlider to further its space-efficiency and provide extra rear-wheel propulsion and separate motor management.