Nissan’s RE-LEAF Concept Is A 100% Electric Emergency Response Rally Car

Sep 29, 2020

Category: Rides

As electric vehicles continue to gain traction in the consumer market, they’re also becoming increasingly popular amongst governments and private organizations. From the black cab to the police car, EV’s are proving to be far more than an eco-friendly alternative to their petrol-powered siblings. With the announcement of its latest prototype, Nissan is poised to bring electricity to emergency vehicles.

Dubbed the “RE-LEAF,” this 100% electric disaster response car takes the Leaf passenger platform and outfits it with a slew of life-saving essentials. For instance, it ditches the rear seats of the production car in favor of a roomy storage area for essential equipment and a bulk-head cage to protect the drivers. In the trunk, it’s been fitted with a pull-out desk and an integrated energy management system, allowing for efficient, coordinated responses in the field. On the exterior, the RE-LEAF features a set of weatherproof plug sockets enabling 110- to 230-volt devices to be powered directly from the car’s battery. But to get the Leaf into disaster-stricken environments, Nissan needed to make some changes to the ride. As such, the RE-LEAF has been raised by 70mm, fitted with a skid plate, and given a set of beefy all-terrain tires.

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