Nissan is going to move into second gear in electrification. In total, the Japanese brand plans to release 15 new models in Europe by 2030, all with a hybrid or electric version. The new engine that will be offered on the Juke is a non-rechargeable hybrid.
Nissan is also coming with a new engine in Europe: 100% electric with a thermal engine that acts as a generator and the electric motor drives the wheels. A technology called e-Power, which had been offered for the first time in 2017 on the Nissan Note, only in Japan.
Like a 100% electric car, the vehicle can start and drive at low speed, only in “zero emission” mode. In case of lack of electricity; a thermal engine starts: a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter turbo gasoline block with variable compression. Connected to a generator, it produces the electricity needed for electric traction.
The interest of this technology lies in the small battery, which has a very limited capacity (2.1 kWh), limiting the cost of this engine compared to rechargeable hybrids or 100% electric systems. The e-power version offers 140 kW (190 hp), with electric drive characteristics such as 330 Nm of torque available from the start. Nissan estimates a range of up to 900 km, well above that of electric models.
Objective: a promise of consumption reduced by 20%, or 5.3 liters / 100, instead of 6.3 liters / 100km, as well as CO2 emissions, which will fall from 142 to 119 g / km. The only drawback for Nissan is that the unveiling coincides with fuel prices that have risen to levels reminiscent of the last major crises.
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