Nissan e-POWER technology explained

The Nissan e-POWER has been a hit with consumers in Japan, where it’s helped make the Nissan Note the country’s best-selling registered car. Combining 100% electric motor drive with a gasoline engine that charges the battery, e-POWER cars give customers instant, smooth acceleration and excellent fuel efficiency.

The e-POWER system includes a gasoline engine with a power generator, an inverter, a battery and an electric motor. Used solely to charge the high-output battery, the gasoline engine always runs at an optimal speed. This leads to superior fuel efficiency and lower emissions compared with a traditional internal combustion engine.

Currently, e-POWER is available in the Note and Serena models in Japan. More than 70% of Note sales and almost half of Serena sales in the country are e-POWER versions.
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan announced that it plans to debut the e-POWER technology in European markets by 2022.

The e-POWER system is a key part of Nissan’s electrification strategy. Nissan plans to launch more e-POWER models globally as part of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

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Comments

Jose M says:

YAWN another fake fume spewing electric car, what a disappointment Nissan.. looks like my next car will be a Tesla Model 3.

OrangeFGTV says:

Keep the GTR engine do not make the GTR or 370Z E-power we want a loud fast car we car people love cars that has power engines. I LOVE NISSAN. The only cars I will buy is Nissan. But I want the Gas in the sports cars it has to stay.

Edwyn Corteen says:

Total BS as a leaf driver I NEVER want a vehicle that has an ICE engine ever again!

peter james says:

this system is the true tesla or any electric car killer that is why ……is not in this country y, this should of being the bigining or start up of any electric car maker

Aron Estabillo says:

I was just imagining exactly this to remove the hassle for charginge speed and lugging around huge battery packs.

Still has more room to grow but this is a great way to integrate both electric and ICE.

ruirodtube says:

This is the same principle as the Chevy Volt. One gas powered engine generates electricity to drive the electric motors

PeaceWithDefenseOnly says:

Dear Nissan. I did recommend you to introduce this system in European models, on the day when you first announced it in Japan. However, all it’s missing is the possibility to use external power source, to make it a PHEV, or more like an EV with REX. It wouldn’t need much more components to get it so. As of this, the selling point of such “simple” e-POWER systems would be the lower price. However, do consider it: with few more components, allowing external charging, you can set a much higher price (comparable to PHEVs) and thus make more profit. Greetings.

Sahil Khan says:

I love car

Alexandre Cortes says:

Song name please ?

Ross Macdougall says:

Dear Nissan, what is capacity of the battery? Presumable it cannot be that much if regen is as quick as the visuals indicate. Previous press releases suggest 1.5kWh, which going by the efficiency of my FULLY electric Nissan LEAF is 4 miles per kWh, would give a range of 6 miles fully electric (i.e. cruising) before the petrol engine would be needed to charge a now empty battery.

Also worth noting that with both generations of LEAF, the actual available kWh was less than the quoted amount which is standard practice with many manufacturers to take into account the batter never fully charging / fully depleting for it’s health – therefore real “EV” range may only be 4 miles which doesn’t sound like much cruising…

Ermando Timoteo says:

Nissan e-power system to Brazil in the kicks!

Bauss says:

great now make a 350z electric pleaseeee and kill gas….

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