The CES of Las Vegas, the annual fair dedicated to the world of technology, is increasingly offering itself as a stage also for automotive brands, Nissan, taking advantage of the opportunity, presented the new e-4ORCE system: a new four-wheel-drive system powered by two electric motors.
The system, with its new twin-motor all-wheel-control technology, provides instant torque to all four wheels to deliver balanced, predictable power and “high precision” engine and brake control.
Aside from the fact that the system sends power to all four wheels, it is also able to improve handling and stability, comparable to many high-end sports cars. It also provides regenerative braking from both front and rear motors, making city stop-and-go traffic less jostling. Inspired by the experience of on-board systems onboard the Nissan GT-R and the Patrol, the “e-4ORCE” technology would achieve excellent cornering performance as well as ensures optimal traction even on slippery surfaces and maximum comfort for all occupants.
The “e” represents Nissan’s technologies enabled by a 100% electric motor drive system, while “4ORCE” (pronounced as “force”) evokes physical power and energy with “4” standing for the all-wheel control driving capability.
The first vehicle to benefit from this will be the Nissan Ariya, the brand’s future electric SUV. Presented for the first time at the Tokyo 2019 show, the concept is once again exhibited at CES. The zero-emission crossover Ariya Concept – which features e-4ORCE – is expected towards the end of 2021 and should offer some 300 miles of autonomy.