Nissan Reveals Frontier Sentinel Truck That Packs LEAF Batteries

Nissan simply turned the tables on EV bulletins and revealed an electrified pickup truck!

Properly…type of.

The Nissan Frontier compact pickup truck seen right here is an electrical variant (effectively…probably not) utilizing two LEAF battery packs. The idea was simply revealed on the 2018 São Paulo Motor Present. Nissan particularly designed this new idea to assist with rescue missions and cope with the difficult Brazilian outback terrain.

The all-new Nissan Frontier Sentinel will make the most of two Nissan LEAF battery packs inside its cargo mattress space. The mattress has further house for a number of storage drawers and extra tools. Nonetheless, these LEAF batteries don't propel the truck. Somewhat, they supply electrical energy in emergency/rescue conditions. Sadly, that is nonetheless a gas-burning Frontier.

The truck mattress includes a heavy-duty roll bar. The pickup truck additionally employs a singular platform, which is designed to accommodate a drone touchdown atop the truck’s cabin. Furthermore, the brand new type of electrified Sentinel has a particular lighting system and a snorkel for people who could plan to take it throughout deep water.

The truck idea options black leather-based with vibrant yellow accents and appears to be moderately comfy and upscale, although it’s designed as a rescue fleet automobile.

It’s turning into abundantly clear that automotive firms will likely be competing hardcore by way of utility autos within the very close to future. This contains pickup vehicles and bigger SUVs. Let’s hope that quickly the batteries present in a truck like this really energy the automobile, slightly than simply present juice for emergency conditions.

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Supply: Nissan Brazil by way of Inexperienced Automobile Congress