It's great to see Nissan embrace a dual motor awd setup for the Ariya. I can't wait to see how it performs against other awd electric cars like the Tesla Model Y, Mustang Mach-E, and Polestar 2.
Nissan has a rich history of developing capable and innovative all-wheel-drive technologies like the Patrol’s intelligent 4X4 system or the GT-R's Attesa E-TS torque split system.
The latest addition is Ariya’s e-4ORCE, an advanced all-wheel control system designed especially for electric powertrains that manages the power output and braking performance to enhance stability, traction, and comfort on any road surface.
It is said to be especially useful in tough conditions like snow-covered roads where it can virtually trace and maintain the driver’s intended driving line using ultra-high-precision motor and brake control.
Essentially being a torque vectoring system, it optimizes front and rear torque allocation through the two motors and their regenerative braking systems. Unlike other multi-motor vehicles, the Ariya uses this energy recuperation technology on both units.
Braking can be independently controlled for each wheel, which maximizes the generated cornering force. This should deliver extremely precise handling that will make owners feel like they are driving a sports car.
Nissan says the system also provides a comfortable ride for all passengers. When slowing down or even braking abruptly to avoid an obstacle, it helps keep passengers from being shaken back and forth by efficiently controlling power and braking for each wheel.
The new Nissan Ariya uses the CMF-EV platform developed alongside long-time partner Renault. The modular architecture has been enhanced to work perfectly with the dual-motor setup and the e-4ORCE system.
The battery pack is integrated into the chassis at the lowest possible point, thus lowering the center of gravity, improving rigidity, and offering near-equal weight distribution on both axles. This is said to boost the capabilities of the e-4ORCE system, resulting in what Nissan claims to be exceptional handling and stability.
The SUV has four driving modes available: Standard, Sport, Eco, and Snow. They enable the driver to change how the vehicle performs and adapts to certain situations. The latter is only available on version equipped with e-4ORCE since Nissan will also offer a front-wheel-drive, single-motor version tailored predominantly for urban environments.
Another innovative technology that was first introduced in the Leaf makes its way to the new model. The e-Pedal function allows the driver to launch, accelerate, and decelerate using only one pedal.
It works by engaging the motors when the accelerator pedal is pushed, and when the driver eases off it, the vehicle will decelerate. This is another example where the e-4ORCE system is used to safely balance power and braking performance.
The SUV will also feature the ProPilot 2.0 advanced driver assistance suite that supports multi-lane highway driving tasks such as lane changes, overtaking and highway exiting.
There is no doubt the Ariya will become Nissan’s new flagship EV when it hits the streets in the second half of 2021. It promises to be a capable vehicle packing the latest technologies and driving assist systems, not to mention it can deliver almost double the range of the Leaf.
Thanks to the advanced e-4ORCE system, it also stays true to the Japanese carmaker’s philosophy of designing vehicles around the driver, delivering an experience that should make it fun to drive.
From the sounds of this article we should be able to.Can this be toggled on and off if one buys the 4 wheel drive version? Toggle off for max range.
Ah this test thing. Yea I hope this makes it onto the final ariya model.From the sounds of this article we should be able to.
Then we turned off the E-4orce and did the same maneuver. It was night and day different, cones were destroyed and passengers saying their last rights. The car flung out from under me in the turn, seeming wildly out of control.
All of the difference was in that push of the button and enabling the e-4orce technology to help through the steering. To make the point clear, we did a final run with e-4orce re-enabled. I again went full speed into the J-turn and again, the hand of a deity helped us through the turn.
Nissan e-4ORCE First Drive: New dual motor AWD control tech makes EVs quicker and saferNissan flew us out to Las Vegas during CES 2020 and put us up, allowing us to get a first-hand...electrek.co
It probably isn't good if you push it for a long time. But to get a car safely off the road it shouldn't cause too much damage.Ah this test thing. Yea I hope this makes it onto the final ariya model.
I’ve heard there are issues with pushing dead/off electric cars as it is bad for the motor. Even worse if you try to drag some or all of the wheels at highway speeds. I guess the video is proof it can happen.