Bad news for anyone who wanted a three-seated electric supercar, because Nissan’s Batmobile-esque BladeGlider isn’t coming to market. Autoblog is reporting that recent executive changes at the company have meant that new executives are having second thoughts about selling the insane vehicle to the public. Incoming planning officer Philippe Klein told Autocar that the long-awaited retail model was “not among the [company’s] immediate priorities,” which is executive speak for shut up and stop asking.
The three-seater BladeGlider may have looked like it would remain in concept car limbo, but was conceived as a “cheap” sports car for younger types who didn’t want a Porsche. The vehicle, based in part on the Ariel Atom, used an electric drivetrain and motors mounted on each of the wheels that apparently used less energy than the Nissan Leaf EV. Admittedly, Klein hasn’t shut the door on the car ever coming to market, but it’s not hard to guess that an expensive, futuristic sports car designed by his predecessors may not be his biggest priority.
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