LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nissan is elevating the performance of electric vehicles with its new twin-motor, all-wheel-control, technology called e-4ORCE and is showing it at the 2020 CES show here.
The technology is said to provide torque instantly to all four wheels ”to deliver balanced, predictable, power and handling similar to that of many premium sport cars”.
The “e”, Nissan adds, represents a 100% electric drive called 4ORCE (wonder how many board meetings that silly name required?) with the intention of evoking physical power and energy with “4” standing for the all-wheel control driving capability.
Takao Asami, Nissan’s senior vice-president for research and advanced engineering, told The Corner in a media release: “The e-4ORCE twin-motor all-wheel control technology offers precise handling and stability, which gives drivers greater confidence.
“This technology enables excellent cornering and traction on slippery surfaces and comfortable ride for all passengers.”
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The technology was born, we are told, from the Nissan Patrol’s ”intelligent” 4×4 system. ”Engineers developed the e-4ORCE technology to specifically manage electric vehicle power output and braking performance to be smooth and stable.”
A claimed ability to minimise vehicle pitch,Nissand says, was accomplished by employing regenerative braking from both front and rear motors, ”making city stop-and-go traffic less jostling”.
‘TRACING THE LINE’
”Similarly,” Nissan adds, ”on rough, bumpy, roads and when accelerating, motor control is optimised to maintain ride comfort by minimising irregular movement.
”e-4ORCE increases driving confidence by tracing the driver’s intended line thanks to ultra high-precision motor and brake control. With the confidence to handle such a variety of road surfaces, even for novice drivers on slippery surfaces, driving becomes more enjoyable.”
CES 2020 will run from January 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.