Nissan cars with e-Power technology will appear in Europe in 2022March 7, 2019
The company announced its plans at the Geneva International Motor Show. At the moment, e-Power is only available in the domestic market of Japan, but its potential prompts the automaker to take e-Power beyond its limits.
The e-Power technology is based on a power plant in which one or several electric motors are used to drive a car. The internal combustion engine is necessarily present, but it is used only as a generator to recharge the battery pack. Thus, it is possible to achieve a combination of high efficiency and at the same time compliance with the most stringent environmental standards.
In Japan, e-Power is currently offered on two models: Note and Serena. Both are extremely successful. In particular, Note became the best-selling passenger car in Japan (with the exception of K-cars in 2018), and Serena is the most popular minivan on its home market in its class. At the same time, the share of e-Power versions in Note reaches 70%, and in Serena – a little less than half.
Nissan believes that the time has come to take care of the withdrawal of e-Power outside of Japan, the emergence of technology in Europe in 2022 will be a practical step. While the company does not specify which model will be electrified in this way first, but he assures, it will be far from the only one. Apparently, versions of e-Power will appear in the most popular Nissan on the European market, first of all, Qashqai and X-Trail, but no official confirmation of this has yet been received.
Nissan also reports that it has begun accepting orders for a Leaf e-Plus electric car with a longer range in Europe, thanks to a new battery pack (62 kWh).
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