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2011 Nissan ESFLOW Concept: What Do YOU Want to Know?

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2012 Nissan ESFLOW Concept Electric Car

2012 Nissan ESFLOW Concept Electric Car

Announced last week just three weeks ahead of its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Nissan ESFLOW Concept two-seat all-electric sports car has already created quite a stir. 

With a lightweight Aluminium chassis, composite body and the same laminated lithium-ion battery pack found in the 2011 Nissan Leaf, it promises a range of at least 150 miles per charge and exhilarating performance. 

We know from a few choice comments by Nissan’s François Bancon and Andy Palmer in live web chats live from Japan on Monday morning that the ESFLOW is aimed as an experimental sports car base to give Nissan a way of testing future technologies rather than a direct competitor to existing electric sports cars like the 2011 Tesla Roadster. 

2012 Nissan ESFLOW Concept Electric Car

2012 Nissan ESFLOW Concept Electric Car

Web chats are of course, very sterile environments to ask questions to automakers, but we’ve been lucky enough to be invited to Frankfurt tomorrow to meet François Bancon, Division General Manager, Global Product Strategy & Advanced Product-Planning for Nissan.  

As the only U.S. based site reporting from the preview, you can be sure we'll have lots of juicy details no-one else has. 

We’ll also be getting a sneak-peek of the 2011 Nissan ESFLOW Concept nearly two weeks before its official unveiling in Geneva. 

You can be sure we’ll ask all the usual questions, such as how large the battery pack is, if the ESFLOW will ever make it to production and how much it would cost to buy should it ever reach production. 

But what do you want to know? Post your questions below in the Comments before midnight on Thursday 17 February and we’ll be sure to ask the Nissan team. 

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Comments (11)
  1. As someone who has lusted for the Toyota Volta and FT-HS hybrid sports concepts, and fully EV version would easily earn my attention and purchase. We now have both the Chevy Volt AND the Nissan LEAF, but the ESFLOW would easily and quickly replace the LEAF if it was on the market.
     
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  2. Nothing, LOL. Irrelevant IMHO.
     
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  3. Hi Noel,
    Same for me;
    Best regards,
    JC
     
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  4. Can you ask whether the ESFLOW will support Mennekes, 3 Phase, or DC Fast Charge if it ever enters production?
     
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  5. Hi Nikki,
    Can you ask Nissan representative if Nissan will assure the possibility of replacing the entire battery package in a couple of years when batteries will have increased range and capacity without incompatibilities with, for instance the Nissan Leaf?
    Thank you
     
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  6. Hi Nikki,
    Can you ask Nissan representative if Nissan will assure the possibility of replacing the entire battery package in a couple of years when batteries will have increased range and capacity without incompatibilities with, for instance the Nissan Leaf?
    Thank you
     
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  7. Here are 8 things you don't know about the Nissan Leaf: http://www.energyinyourlife.com/article.php?t=100000210
     
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  8. - What motor/s does it have (KW/HP/Torque rating)
    - Max speed, gear ration (multiple gears ?)
    - Weight
     
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  9. - 0 to 60mph times
    - Standing 1/4 mile time
    - Top speed
    - Will owners of the LEAF be given priority to order the ESFLOW (assuming the ESFLOW goes into production)
    - Which Nissan brand would it be marketed through?
    - Target annual volumes
    - Who's the target market?
    - Is the ESFLOW a purpose built EV sports car or is it primarily a derivative product?
    - Carbon fiber body?
    - Magnetic ride?
    - Compare and contrast the ESFLOW to the Tesla roadster
    - Where would the ESFLOW be produced?
    - Is a roadster version being considered?
    - Is Nissan considering a new major brand for just EVs?
     
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  10. Hi JC,
    I was just thinking of you today, and you prescient comments about world electronic communities, as GM-Volt.com is in such turmoil. Not to worry, we will find some way to work together. Maybe it's here.
    At risk of moderation, I have to say that I did send in a comment to the new blog owners suggesting that they approach Nikki to provide some content, as she is doing such a great job here.
    Very best regards to you my valued friend.
    NP
     
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  11. I like! Not a fan of the rear end, though. The tail lights don't match the rest of the car's shape. But other than that, it's great! And more electric sports cars can only be a good thing, even if i don't particularly want to buy it myself.
     
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