Nissan's Nifty Little BladeGlider is Running up Goodwood This Weekend

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Nissan is running its nifty BladeGlider EV up the hillclimb course at this weekend’s 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The all-electric BladeGlider prototype was last driven on the Monaco street circuit, showcasing the company’s latest zero-emission technology. Nissan says the BladeGlider offers a glimpse into the future of sports cars and on the final day of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, it will be out on the Goodwood circuit offering select media a rare opportunity to take part in some of its first pan-European drives.

If you were catching the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed live stream earlier today, you may have seen the BladeGlider running up the course.

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On Sunday, Nissan will also run its 2017 GT-R up the Hill “to remind the crowds why it is one of the most-coveted supercars in the world.”

“As a pioneer of the electric vehicle movement, Nissan wants to get people excited about the future of zero-emission technology, and the Nissan BladeGlider does just that,” said Ponz Pandikuthira, vice president of product planning for Nissan Europe. “The BladeGlider has been developed to bring fun, torque, efficiency and high-performance styling to the fore. Goodwood has been a world-famous showcase for many an iconic sports car over the years, so we could think of no better place to bring the BladeGlider out to play, demonstrating the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision in action.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Lambo9871 Lambo9871 on Jun 29, 2017

    My reaction to this cars design is WTF.

    • Jack Woodburn Jack Woodburn on Jun 30, 2017

      Same for the EV drive train which has an enormous manufacturing carbon footprint. But the environmentalists for some odd reason (GREED) ignore that well documented fact.