Nissan unveils all-electric autonomous car at the Tokyo Motor Show

By Product Expert | Posted in Nissan Concepts on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at 3:34 pm
Nissan IMx concept in front of bamboo shoots

Key features of the Nissan IMx zero-emission concept

We get excited over every automotive show throughout the year, but for Japanese automakers, we expect big things at the Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan didn’t disappoint, as our favorite automaker flaunted the Nissan IMx, a zero-emission crossover concept that is meant to be fully autonomous. Naturally, we expect many concepts to be both electric and hint at some form of full autonomy simply because that seems to be the wave of the future. We have to admit, we’re looking forward to it. Here are some of the key highlights and features of the Nissan IMx concept.

Range of the Nissan IMx

One reason that models like the 2018 Nissan Leaf are still a bit limited is range. While range is improving, it’s hard to compete with gasoline or hybrid vehicles that can offer up to 600 miles or more on a single tank of gasoline. It makes 150 miles seem low, even if most drivers only have short commutes. The Nissan IMx is said to have an estimated range of up to 600 kilometers, which converts to approximately 373 miles. This is perfectly practical, and by the time more automakers produce electric vehicles, we imagine the public charging station infrastructure will be vastly improved compared to how it is today.

Other Concepts: High-Performance Electric Nissan BladeGlider

Some of the other features hinted at include things like ProPilot, which is officially production ready with the 2018 Nissan Rogue. Aside from being all electric, it may offer up to 516 pound-feet of torque. Electric cars are typically measured in torque because the systems are able to produce torque from the start. This would not only be an efficient vehicle, but an incredibly powerful one.

Of course, design is hard to describe, so we’ll let you take a look at it for yourself.

Is the Nissan IMx concept a dream car, or are you dreading self-driving vehicles? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Glendale Nissan Blog.

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