Nissan unveiled its ZEOD RC (Zero Emissions On-Demand Racing Car) prototype, the world’s fastest electric car, this weekend near LeMans, France.
SpeedTV reports that the unveiling occurred just before the LeMans auto race, a 24 hour long, endurance racing event.
The car can reportedly reach speeds exceeding 300km/hr, or 186 mph.
Although the car will not race until next year’s LeMans race, fans will be able to get a glimpse at the prototype at the Circuit de la Sarthe, the venue of the race. Additionally, Nissan will be releasing content online in the coming months to give fans a better look at the car and its new technology.
“Nissan has become a global leader in the development of zero emission automotive technology and the Nissan ZEOD RC will allow us to further develop those capabilities using the toughest endurance race in the world as a mobile test bed to test the potential of our planned LM P1 power train,” – Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President and Executive Committee member at Nissan Motor Company Limited, in the article.
According to the article, the electric battery will not be enough for the new car to race with, but it is a major step in the development and pervasiveness of the electric car.
Nissan is expected to begin testing of the ZEOD RC this summer.
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