Nissan unveils e-4ORCE all-wheel drive on Leaf prototypeJune 4, 2020
Nissan tested the first electric all-wheel drive system under the name e-4ORCE. This was reported by Carscoops.
The manufacturer describes the new drive as “revolutionary all-wheel control technology”, providing instant torque on all 4 wheels and balanced, predictable power in any situation. It is noted that the new all-wheel drive system is in the final stages of development.
The Japanese company has already built a test model Leaf with all-wheel drive e-4ORCE. Recall that the brand demonstrated this technology at the Tokyo auto show in 2019 and at the CES exhibition in Las Vegas. As noted in the automakers, they were satisfied with the test results.
The corporation names 4 obvious advantages of this all-wheel drive system. Firstly, electric technology is developed on the basis of electric motors. Until now, the brand has used one engine in its electric cars, mainly driving the front wheels. Nissan also emphasizes that the system provides instant, smooth acceleration, as well as improved control in various traffic situations.
Manageability is the second big advantage of the e-4ORCE, as Nissan promises “balanced chassis control, line tracing and steering precision at all times.” This ensures that the behavior of the car remains predictable even with sudden maneuvers. For this, the system constantly adjusts the power of each electric motor, and also controls each wheel brake. By default, the torque distribution is 50 to 50, but the e-4ORCE can also transmit up to 100% of the power to the front or rear axle, and also mix them together.
Thirdly, the new all-wheel drive system provides smooth movement in different traffic situations. Fourth, the e-4ORCE improves grip on the road, including on wet, icy and snowy roads. Nissan did not report whether Leaf will receive an all-wheel drive e-4ORCE system as an option.
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