Nissan announced last year that it was working on a new electric motor between the hybrid and the 100% electric, thinking of a particular market: the Japanese. Thus was born the e-Power system of Nissan, which has been destined in its debut to the Nissan Note, in a segment very in agreement with the plans for its native market.
As much as we call the Nissan Note e-Power “hybrid”, what drives its wheels is an electric thruster with a range extender. Thus, the model combines a hot engine 1.2 of three cylinders that act like a generator of a “less” voluminous battery of 1,5 kWh, that in turn feeds an electric motor of 40 kW. Their total autonomy of 250 kilometers and price of 14,480 euros (to change) are intended to fit successfully in Japan.
It is not advisable to make too many illusions that such a solution will reach other markets, such as the European one and is that Nissan Note e-Power will focus at the moment in his country, where the hybrid offer has been traditionally capital, and where it is intended to attract young and urbaner drivers. A line that could interest SEAT, according to what we told you yesterday if they had ventured on these roads.
And we can not forget that the electric motorization of the Nissan Note e-Power is born in part from the experience of the Japanese with the Nissan LEAF, looking for a more affordable proposal. In that sense, we can add that its approved consumption is below the vast majority of Japanese hybrid engines, burning 2.69 l/100 km.
We’ll see how the manufacturer goes with the experiment and if it manages to steal space from Toyota. Indeed at Nissan, also following the same pretensions of adaptation, has in mind to launch several small electric models in China. For this, will have the hybrid technology plug-in of the acquired Mitsubishi, and try to give a price low enough to be able to fight in that place.
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