Nissan demonstrates the first-ever zero emission indoor drift in Asia & Oceania
12 December 2019
Written by: Cedric Ratinaud and Jacob Holder, Nissan Asia and Oceania
When considering the ownership of electric vehicles, you think about clean technology, charging infrastructure, range among others. But have you ever thought that an electric vehicle can be thrilling and exciting to drive? Then we say forget what you know or you think you know about EVs
Drifting is the ultimate stress test to prove a car’s performance potential. While drift experiments have historically been performed by fuel-powered cars, to demonstrate the strength of a new era of electric mobility, Nissan conducted the Nissan Drift Experiment, challenging a professional stunt driver to drift with the Nissan LEAF. To make it even more exciting, this was the first-ever indoor drift experiment performed by Nissan LEAF in Asia & Oceania region!
In an unlikely pairing of adrenaline-inducing drifts and an electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF demonstrated with ease its ability to produce instantaneous maximum torque and force. Delivering donuts and burnouts on tap, the Nissan LEAF debunked outdated perceptions that electric vehicles are nothing but large golf carts and highlighted the prowess of electric mobility to undertake some of driving’s most strenuous maneuvers to deliver unparalleled driving excitement.
Most impressively, throughout the test, the Nissan LEAF’s emissions remained at zero—a serendipitous number symbolized by the vehicle’s donut tread marks. As such, exhilarating performance aside, this indoor drift experiment provides yet another reason for us to smile at the prospect of future electric mobility.