|8 August 2016|

Brazil

Car giants Nissan unveiled the world’s first vehicle that runs on bio-ethanol electric power at an event in Brazil.  The Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype is the company’s latest zero-emission vehicle.

Nissan already sells the world’s highest-volume zero-emission car, the LEAF.

And its latest offering, the e-Bio Fuel-Cell prototype vehicle runs on 100-percent ethanol to charge a 24kWh battery that enables a cruising range of more than 600km. Nissan will conduct further field tests on public roads in Brazil using the prototype.

Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn said: “The e-Bio Fuel-Cell offers eco-friendly transportation and creates opportunities for regional energy production – all the while supporting the existing infrastructure. In the future, the e-Bio Fuel-Cell will become even more user-friendly. Ethanol-blended water is easier and safer to handle than most other fuels. Without the need to create new infrastructure, it has great potential to drive market growth.”