Nissan is engaged in the development of modernization of the all-wheel drive system e-4ORCEJune 4, 2020
Nissan is set to strengthen its position in the electric car market with its first e-AWD called e-4ORCE.
The company describes the new system as a “revolutionary new all-wheel drive technology” that supports drivers of all skill levels, providing instant torque on all four wheels and confident, predictable performance in any scenario.
The “E” in e-4ORCE makes it clear that this is a 100% electric drive system, due to the installation with two motors. OR 4ORCE (expressed power) indicates the physical strength and energy of the machine, and ‘4’ indicates all-wheel control. The technology goes through the final development stage and benefited from the invention of Nissan, which was obtained both from the AT-TESA E-TS GT-R torque separation system and from the Patrol 4×4 intelligent system.
Nissan has already developed a test model with the e-4ORCE, using the LEAF e + as a base. Nissan showed a private e-4ORCE presentation at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019 and at the CES show in Las Vegas earlier this year. The conclusions that were made after the tests are very encouraging, according to the Japanese brand.
The company lists four ways in which e-4orce technology can help the driver. Firstly, a completely electric system, which means e-4orce, is based around two electric motors. Until now, Nissan’s electric vehicles have used one electric power unit, usually for front-wheel drive.
It is reported that the system provides instant smooth acceleration, as well as modernized control in a wide range of scenarios, including when a motorist must suddenly react to avoid collisions on the road, for example, with an animal or an object.
Nissan also says that the e-4ORCE provides reliable comfort for everyone, which means a smooth ride with various driving options. Regenerative braking also helps to reduce the pitch and immersion of the car, helping to maintain a higher level of interior decoration and, therefore, prevent motion sickness.
So, the fourth important advantage is increased confidence on the road, including on wet, icy or snowy roads. In particular, if a motorist supplies too much power on slippery roads, the system will control the output to provide control and traceability.
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