Nissan announced the release of the crossover Nissan Qashqai EVJanuary 15, 2021
The Japanese automaker has developed two new powertrains for the Qashqai, including the 12V mild hybrid and the Nissan e-POWER, which will debut in Europe for the first time on this model.
The all-new Nissan Qashqai offers an uncompromising combination of driving performance, improved chassis and fuel efficient drivetrains. Supporting Nissan’s goal of achieving 50% of electrified vehicle sales in Europe by 2024, the new Nissan Qashqai will be available not only with the 1.3 DiG-T petrol engine equipped with mild hybrid technology, but also with the proprietary e-POWER system derived from those used in Nissan LEAF technologies.
The e-POWER system has been specially developed for the new Qashqai to meet the stringent requirements of European drivers. The e-POWER Qashqai not only delivers high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions, it also delivers fast acceleration. Together with the power plant, both front and all-wheel drive will work, as well as a 6-speed manual transmission or a new Xtronic CVT robotic gearbox.
“Customers rightly demand more efficient vehicles, but they also want to enjoy driving. Electric vehicles provide the most satisfying driving experience, and customers love the instant torque and continuous acceleration they provide. With the new electrified Qashqai, customers can enjoy the benefits of driving an electric vehicle without considering range or access to charging infrastructure, ”said Marco Fioravanti, vice president of product planning for Nissan Automotive Europe.
The ALiS mild hybrid system, available on the new Qashqai, is a more affordable hybrid technology that provides torque support, quick restarts and stops with an energy recovery system, with improved fuel economy and emissions. During deceleration, energy is recovered through regeneration and stored in the lithium-ion battery.
When accelerating (from 20 to 110 km / h), the energy of the lithium-ion battery allows the engine to maintain an additional torque of +6 Nm for up to 20 seconds. This helps reduce engine torque and improves fuel economy.
The hybrid power plant with a 1.3-petrol engine will be offered with two levels of boost – 140 hp. and 160 hp. As a transmission, they will offer a 6-speed manual gearbox, or a new Xtronic CVT (only for the version with a 160-horsepower engine).
Also, the buyer’s choice will be offered with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The new 4WD control system and Drive Select Mode are more intuitive and intelligent, adapting to the environment with five driving modes – Standard, ECO, Sport, Snow and Off-Road. In the event of wheel slip, the response time of the all-wheel drive system was reduced fivefold to about 0.2 seconds.
The e-POWER system of the new Qashqai consists of a high power output battery and transmission integrated with a category-leading 157 hp variable compression gasoline engine, power generator, inverter and 140 kW electric motor of the same size and output power as in Nissan electric vehicles. The gasoline engine serves solely to charge the battery. This means that the engine can always run in its optimal range, resulting in superior fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions compared to a traditional combustion engine.
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