Monday, September 26, 2016

Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept

Nissan has revealed the Navara EnGuard Concept at the 2016 Hannover Motor Show. Nissan Design Europe says that the EnGuard, based on a the top Double Cab Tekna version of the UK-spec Navara, was designed to operate as a life-saving rescue platform in some of the world’s most harsh and extreme environments. It features many bespoke design elements and equipment, including a drone.

The EnGuard also marks the world debut of a prototype portable battery pack, designed and developed by Nissan. It utilizes the brand’s proven EV battery tech as seen in the Leaf and e-NV200. When docked, the battery packs are constantly in ‘charge’ mode, using power generated by the truck’s 2.3 litre 190 PS diesel engine.

Each is a 2kW unit and is made up of seven battery modules inside a weather-proof machined aluminum housing. Two input sockets and five output sockets are integrated into each battery pack, which features recessed ends to allow it to be carried easily.

n a rescue environment, they could be used to operate specialist cutting or heavy-lifting equipment, and have been specifically designed to provide an efficient alternative to a petrol-powered generator. With zero emissions and no flammable fuel, the portable battery packs can also be used in enclosed spaces such as in a building or a cave. Additional power sockets are integrated into each side of the truck’s bed.

Occupying the rest of the bed are two pull-out fibreglass trays. The shallow upper tray contains light items such as two-way radios, ropes and an axe. The deeper and narrower lower tray takes big items such as an oxygen tank and resuscitation kit, life jackets and buoyancy aids.

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