Nissan details the architecture of its future electric vehicles

Nissan takes an in-depth look at its latest electric vehicle architecture, the CMF-EV platform, shedding light on the intricacies behind its future electric models.

Affectionately known as the “magic flying carpet” within Nissan, the CMF-EV platform offers many creative opportunities for designers to redefine driver and passenger experiences.

Designed to form the basis of a wide range of exciting electric vehicles, the CMF-EV is destined to be an essential part of Nissan Ambition 2030, the brand’s long-term vision to give mobility and society meaning. broad the power of electrification.

CMF-EV also brings new opportunities for collaboration. The platform leverages synergies within the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, maximizing manufacturing efficiencies to achieve the partners’ common Alliance 2030 roadmap – bringing optimal value to customers heading into a future electrified thrilling.

As recently announced by Alliance partners, the platform will serve as the basis for 15 electric models by 2030.

“The CMF-EV platform is a marvel of creative engineering; from providing exceptional saloon-style space – longer cab length to vehicle length – to adapting our state-of-the-art e-4ORCE drivetrain technology, its versatility gives us the ability to push the boundaries of engineering and design capabilities,” said Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

The dedicated EV platform will play a key role in helping Nissan bring an exciting range of electrified crossovers to Europe in line with the introduction of new emissions standards, with Ariya paving the way towards an electrified future.

At the heart of Nissan’s exciting product offering will be a new all-electric crossover. Backed by the CMF-EV architecture, the model will be produced as part of Nissan’s EV36Zero initiative – the world’s first electric vehicle manufacturing ecosystem centered around Nissan’s world-class factory in Sunderland in the UK. United.

“CMF-EV is defined by technological innovation and the potential of its modularity, paving the way for the next exciting generation of electric vehicles from Nissan and our Alliance partners,” added Pierre Loing.

Design a living room for the road

Laying the groundwork for the open floor concept, Nissan engineers gave the CMF-EV platform a flat build bed. Placeholders for the electric motors have been traced directly beside the front and rear axles, while the batteries have been designed to be as slim as possible, forming a structural support system for the platform.

The innovative architecture provided the designers with a blank canvas, giving them the opportunity to explore the concept Mom – a Nissan design philosophy focused on harnessing the potential of empty space.

Once the architecture concept is established, Ariya will serve as the first demonstration of the benefits of the CMF-EV platform. For example, placing the air conditioning unit further forward and optimizing front and rear seat positions in the absence of a transmission tunnel allowed Nissan designers to utilize all available space. The Ariya’s cabin offers a deep sense of spaciousness with more legroom throughout, resulting in a living room-like experience. Cabin space can be further personalized with the moveable center console.

“Nissan has entered an exciting new chapter in its electrification story with Ariya. This historic vehicle has provided a unique opportunity for our global teams to showcase everything we have learned about electric mobility over the past decade and defying expectations. This is the philosophy that the CMF-EV platform represents,” said David Moss, Senior Vice President, Regional Research and Development, Nissan Technical Center Europe.

Power and control in perfect harmony

The innovative platform also rewards drivers. Giving customers the flexibility to choose the right package for their needs, the CMF-EV platform can support multiple power unit and transmission specifications, including a single-engine offering and an e-4ORCE configuration at two engines.

e-4ORCE is Nissan’s most advanced All-Wheel Control technology. Through a series of precise engine and braking inputs, the innovative system strikes the perfect balance between powerful performance and unprecedented control, providing increased driver confidence on a variety of road surfaces.

While providing a dynamic yet reassuring driving experience behind the wheel, e-4ORCE also carefully minimizes vehicle lean under braking, optimizing the brake balance between front and rear to provide a stable and smooth ride for the driver. and passengers.

The Nissan Ariya is now available for pre-order in the UK, Norway and the Netherlands, with the process opening soon in other European markets. Ariya will arrive in European countries in the summer of 2022.

Ariya is just one of the exciting models hitting European roads this summer with more to follow as Nissan prepares to bolster its electrified product offensive – more information on the full range coming soon.

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