Preparations for launching the Nissan Ariya have involved putting the latest EV through relentless durability tests over a three-year period.
Gauging the fully electric coupé-crossover’s performance across a total of 5,000 parameters, each test was designed to ensure the Ariya left the testing ground fully capable of handling diverse conditions around the globe.
Making use of over a decade of EV experience and customer data since launching the LEAF, Nissan’s experts assessed vehicle usage in various markets to provide valuable direction for the Ariya’s testing. Using this to recreate harsh terrains and difficult conditions the car’s durability was put through its paces in various real-world situations, allowing for thorough evaluation.
Administered by a team of over 500 experts at Nissan’s Tochigi proving grounds in Japan, these tests also considered both daytime and post-nightfall conditions that drivers could potentially face. Collectively, the rigorous and lengthy durability tests ensure Nissan can provide guarantees on durability.