Beyond highways and city streets, electric vehicles have found another terrain to explore: video games.
The virtual world can also be the ideal occasion to embark on new adventures and experience eMobility from the comfort of home.
At Mobility Portal Group, we have compiled a list of electric vehicles that are revolutionizing virtual landscapes and making a mark in the gaming universe.
And the winners are…
The Japanese brand joined Fortnite with “Electrify the World,” a game already available on the platform that allows driving electric vehicles in five different scenarios.
Through an immersive experience, participants can explore with five conceptual vehicles: Nissan Hyper Urban, Nissan Hyper Adventure, Nissan Hyper Tourer, Nissan Hyper Punk, and Nissan Hyper Force.
The goal of the game is to “electrify” the world in each level.
To level up and earn points, players must conserve energy in each mission through different adventures, always taking into account the characteristics of each vehicle.
The Nissan Hyper Force is a fully electric vehicle that aims to set new standards in sustainability and comfort for everyday use.
Its core is a high-performance all-electric propulsion system with a solid-state battery and balanced weight that can produce up to 1,000 kW with rapid and precise acceleration.
Furthermore, the powerful aerodynamic load and a lightweight body with high-strength carbon promise better cornering and exceptional handling on tracks and winding roads.
On the other hand, the Nissan Hyper Urban is characterized by an elegant and modern aesthetic, ideal for the city.
The interesting feature of this model is its V2H function, which allows connecting the vehicle to the home to provide power and save costs.
Thanks to its V2G capability, connecting the car to the electrical grid, owners can even contribute the surplus energy from their vehicle to the grid to support their local community and generate income in the process.
Furthermore, the intelligent charging management system features AI that can autonomously charge vehicles and power buildings, providing efficient energy management.
Moving on to the Nissan Hyper Adventure, this is a sporty SUV designed for outdoor adventure enthusiasts.
Its high-capacity battery also functions as a power source, allowing users to power their devices, illuminate campsites, or even recharge their electric water scooters.
Its V2X (vehicle-to-everything) capability can also supply power to homes (V2H – vehicle-to-home) or a local community by contributing surplus energy to the grid (V2G – vehicle-to-grid).
The Nissan Hyper Tourer is a fully electric minivan that focuses on powering and reinforcing the bond between people traveling together.
Autonomous driving allows those in the driver’s seat to focus on interacting with their fellow passengers.
The front seats can rotate 360 degrees, allowing passengers in the front and rear seats to have face-to-face conversations.
Passengers in the rear seats can use a portable screen to view and operate navigation and audio on the central front seat screen.
Furthermore, through artificial intelligence, it can monitor their biometric signs, such as heart rate, select complementary music, and adjust lighting based on the mood.
Finally, the Nissan Hyper Punk is 100% designed for content creators, influencers, and artists.
Designed as a mobile creative studio, the vehicle offers uninterrupted internet connection and can connect to passengers’ creative devices and equipment, allowing users to access information or create content during the journey.
Moreover, the integrated cameras can capture the landscape surrounding the car and use Artificial Intelligence to transform it into manga-style landscapes or graphic patterns according to the owner’s preferences.
The images can be projected onto three screens arranged around the driver inside, creating a space where reality and the metaverse world blend together.
The BMW Group also entered the world of Fortnite with a vehicle creator and a virtual city called “Hypnopolis,” blending innovation and technology in one place.
The setting includes iconic brand locations such as the BMW headquarters, BMW Welt, and the BMW Museum.
The treasure of this collaboration is the renowned vehicle creator that allows players to design their own car by choosing from an unlimited palette of colors for the body and wheels.
In this environment, the protagonist of the story is the BMW iX2.
This fully electric vehicle features two electric motors, providing a power of 313 horsepower and a maximum torque of 494 Nm.
Additionally, the 64.7 kWh lithium-ion battery allows it to cover a distance ranging from 417 to 449 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle.
Regarding vehicle charging, the MAX RANGE function is available, allowing for a range of 120 kilometers in 10 minutes.
As for the battery capacity, it goes from 10 to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
Rivian R1S and R1T
These two models make their stellar appearance in Forza Horizon 5, a racing video game that takes players through desert, jungle, and rural routes in Mexico.
It’s worth noting that the inclusion of electric vehicles in the game allows users to listen to a podcast or playlist in the background, since the motor sound is silent.
The Rivian R1S is a high-end SUV with the necessary tools to become an off-road vehicle.
One of its main features is its high performance: it has a 135 kWh battery capacity and a maximum driving range of up to 660 kilometers per charge.
It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds.
It features a four-wheel-drive system and adaptive air suspension that makes it very capable on the road and in challenging terrains.
On the other hand, the Rivian R1T is a truck specially designed to navigate rocks, water, and sand.
It is a 100% electric pickup with four permanent magnet motors with a total combined power of 847 horsepower and a maximum torque of 1,231 Nm.
These figures enable a 0 to 100 km/h time of just over 3.0 seconds, a range of about 500 kilometers, and a towing capacity of approximately 5 tons.
The video game is available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC on Windows and Steam, and Cloud Gaming (Beta).
Cupra Urban Rebel
The Forza Horizon 5 video game is also the stage for CUPRA Urban to make its debut.
Players will have the opportunity to be the first to experience the CUPRA Urban Rebel Racing Concept long before its real-world appearance, expected in 2025.
This vehicle stands out as a 100% electric racing model with a paint color that adapts based on the light.
It boasts a performance of around 250 kW continuous power and up to 320 kW at its peak.
It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Volume 4 of “Need for Speed Unbound” celebrates the 75th anniversary of Porsche with exclusive content.
In its latest release, the racing game introduces a Speed Pass that offers 75 new levels with a legendary car design upon reaching level 50.
In this context, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S takes center stage.
It is a 4-door sports car with a 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
Its power is increased to 761 hp, and it boasts a range of up to 450 km.
This electric vehicle is a key element in the game ‘Gran Turismo 7,’ which is available for PS4 and PS5.
It was developed in collaboration with Porsche, weighs just over 1000 kg, and features two electric motors, one on each axle.
Together, they provide a power of 500 kW and deliver 650 Nm of maximum torque.
It’s worth noting that this Volkswagen model was manufactured and designed specifically to participate in the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.