New Nissan Qashqai. A Unique Electrified Experience, Now Unplugged: This is Nissan e-POWER
The new Qashqai is the first model in Europe to be equipped with Nissan's unique e‑POWER drive system. Exclusive to Nissan and a key component in the company's Intelligent Mobility strategy, The e-POWER system is a unique approach to electrification by making everyday driving both enjoyable and efficient.
Nissan's research has shown that European crossover customers spend more than 70% of their time driving in urban and suburban environments. The research also shows that customers feel obliged to compromise on driving pleasure in order to be eco-minded in their choice of vehicle.
To respond to that trend, Nissan developed the e-Power system, specifically tuned for European customer needs. It offers optimum fuel efficiency with EV driving pleasure thanks to the combination of two Nissan specialisms: advanced battery and motor technology, plus the innovative variable compression ratio internal combustion engine.
As such e-Power is an ideal technology for those who cannot or do not want to take time to recharge with a cable but face a daily urban or suburban drive, and who are ready to make the first move in their transition to a full EV in the future.
"The introduction of the innovative e-POWER system to the new Qashqai brings more of Nissan's pioneering spirit to the crossover segment. Customers will love the feeling of driving an EV but without consideration for charging. And e-POWER represents a significant milestone in Nissan's electrification strategy," said Guillaume Cartier, Chairperson for Nissan's AMIEO region.
The advantage of the e-POWER system is that the engine runs within its optimal range and best compression ratio, leading to superior fuel efficiency and lower CO₂ emissions compared with a traditional internal combustion powertrain, as well as a refined drive thanks to reduced engine noise. And the additional advantage is the minimal impact e-POWER will have on urban air quality.
Thanks to the pure electric motor drive, there's no delay in the delivery of torque as can be the case in a traditional hybrid, where there can be a sudden rise in engine speed as it responds to the accelerator demand for immediate acceleration. The instant response of the e-POWER system delivers a unique and exciting driving experience in all driving conditions.
Similar to the LEAF, the new Qashqai e-POWER benefits from an entirely new "one pedal' driving experience called e-Pedal Step. Designed to take the repetitive strain out of stop-start urban driving, where the driver is frequently moving their foot between the accelerator and brake, e-Pedal Step allows drivers to accelerate and brake using just the accelerator.
Feel electrified driving pleasure with New Qashqai e-POWER powertrain. No need to recharge. You get a quieter & enhanced fuel-efficient drive compared to a traditional combustion engine.
More info: www.nissan.hu
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