Electric Nissan IMx to Provide a Range of 600 Kilometres
The IMx is built on a new platform for electric vehicles, with a completely flat floor and a low-slung cabin. Electric motors mounted on the front and rear axles deliver a total power of 320 kW (435 hp) and torque of 700 newton metres. An as-yet unspecified heavy-duty battery should allow a range of 600 kilometres.
Nissan has apparently found a new approach for this design that links the exterior with the interior. The IMx’s exterior sports large surfaces and sharp edges. The illuminated V-Motion grille is reminiscent of Nissan’s current models. The four-seater’s roomy cabin emulates traditional Japanese houses, which are open and spacious. Many functions can be controlled by hand gestures and eye movements. The panoramic OLED screen functions as an instrument panel. The steering wheel is stowed away during fully autonomous operation.
Automated and intelligent
After dropping off the driver, the vehicle’s artificial intelligence enables the vehicle to search independently for a parking space using its autonomous driving functions, and connect itself to the local power grid. The IMx concept can ideally act as a "virtual power plant" by returning electricity to the grid if necessary.