Nissan has unveiled the new Terra concept ahead of its debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show.
Nissan has unveiled the new Terra concept ahead of its debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show. According to Nissan, the Terra concept combines two outstanding Nissan strengths – SUVs and EVs – in a vehicle that is equally in its element off-road in the wild or gliding silently through a sophisticated urban setting.
Nissan envisions the Terra concept as “the one and only Zero Emission SUV.” The Terra concept has been designed as a functional choice for for tomorrow’s youthful, “always on” consumers, TeRRA answers their aspiration for eco-friendliness along with a secure driving feel under any road conditions.
“Our challenge was to take Nissan’s strength in SUVs and crossovers forward into the zero-emissions era, fuel cells being our new frontier in zero emission mobility” said Francois Bancon, Nissan’s devision general manager of product strategy and planning. “Not big and tough for the desert, the aim was a new approach to SUVs that’s relevant to urban life. The unique diagonal seating layout that offers an exciting driving experience thanks to exceptional visibility that creates a sense of being in control under any conditions.”
The Terra concept is powered by a Nissan’s proprietary hydrogen fuel cell stack: a flat, highly compact unit that features power density of 2.5kW/L. The front wheels are powered by the same electric system as the Nissan LEAF, while the the rear wheels each get their own in-wheel electric motor.
Nissan is quick to point out that the Terra is purely a concept car, but it does signal that Nissan is ready to mass-produce fuel cell electric vehicles.