Nissan Shows Advanced All-Electric All-Wheel Drive at CES
At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nissan took the wraps off an advanced all-electric all-wheel drive technology they are calling e-4ORCE. According to Nissan, using twin motors, e-4ORCE can provide near instant torque to all four wheels to deliver balanced handling that will be on par with many premium sports cars. Nissan also claims unparalleled ride comfort as another result of the e-4ORCE technology’s ability to minimize vehicle pitch and dive. This is accomplished by employing regenerative braking from both front and rear motors, making city stop-and-go traffic less jostling. Similarly, on rough, bumpy roads and when accelerating, motor control is optimized to maintain ride comfort by minimizing irregular movement. e-4ORCE increases driver confidence by faithfully tracing the driver's intended line thanks to ultra-high-precision motor and brake control. So, e-4ORCE is not so much about enabling superior traction only in bad weather as it is improving the safety and comfort of all driving conditions. However, the system reacts so rapidly that it can give even novice drivers confidence on slippery surfaces. No word on when or if e-4ORCE will reach production.