MARGOT Robbie, star of hit movies Suicide Squad and The Wolf Of Wall Street, has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador.
And she marked her arrival by driving Nissan’s radical all-electric BladeGlider prototype around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit in Monte Carlo, at midnight.
In a special film, Margot is seen putting the three-seater — which can reach speeds of up to 190kmh — through its paces around the closed street circuit before taking on another BladeGlider in a thrilling race.
She also showed off its drifting prowess around one of the most famous corners in the world of motorsport — the iconic Fairmont Hairpin.
Monte Carlo was chosen as the venue for the stunning event thanks to its rich heritage of street racing, coupled with its ambitions to halve carbon emissions by 2030.
Margot said: “It’s a really exciting time for electric vehicles. More people are choosing to go electric, leading the way to a more sustainable future and the Nissan BladeGlider hints at the future of smarter performance cars.”
The BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the conventional thinking of what an all-electric sports car could look like in the future.
Showcasing all the fun and excitement of pure electric vehicles, the prototype — which will be on display at next month’s Geneva Motor Show — is part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision of how cars should be driven, powered and integrated into society.
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe: “The electric revolution is happening. As the global leader in electric vehicles, and with mass adoption just around the corner, it is more important than ever that we showcase all of the benefits of driving an electric car — from energy efficiency, to sustainability, from handling to performance. Having Margot on board will support us in spreading news of the personal and societal benefits of electric vehicles to more people than ever before.”
“Nissan’s Electrify the World movement recognises the importance of us all working together to achieve positive change in our communities. We want to inspire people to take meaningful steps towards cleaner, safer cities.”
As the manufacturer of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, the LEAF, Nissan is also revolutionising the way energy is generated and utilised with products like its intelligent xStorage Home unit and vehicle-to-grid technology, which harness the power of battery technology from electric vehicles.