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What is and how does the hybrid e-Power technology of the new Qashqai work?

The third generation Nissan Qashqai is the first model of the brand to get rid of diesel engines. The Japanese brand is committed to electrification to replace this fuel, debuting the hybrid technology “E-Power” in Europe. A 190 CV system that brings very interesting news, and that we will tell you about.

The first known indications of Nissan’s “E-Power” hybrid system date back to late November 2016. The Japanese firm announced this important technology for its Note and Serena from Japan. against all self-recharging hybrids of the competence, but following the same principle as the extended range BMW i3 Rex. The first SUV in its category with this bet.

In spring 2019, taking advantage of the latest edition of the Geneva Motor Show, the Japanese brand announced the European first of the “E-Power” technology aboard the Nissan IMq Concept, the forerunner of the new generation of the Nissan qashqai, also confirming the launch of the hybrid system in the Old Continent in 2022.

Photo Nissan E-POWER - TechnologyNissan’s E-Power hybrid system, a 190 hp self-recharging set

The new Nissan Qashqai E-Power is a hybrid that debuts the B mode of deceleration of electric cars

The «E-Power» system has a motor of gasoline, four-cylinder and 1.5 liters that yields a maximum power of 154 hp. A completely new block, which has variable compression technology, and is associated with a electric motor that yields 140 kW -190 CV-, a power equivalent to the electric cars of the firm. This is the main set, which also has a generator, an inverter and a lithium-ion battery.

In short, the whole develops a maximum power of 190 hp. The peculiarity of the system is that the electric motor is responsible for moving the front wheels, while the gasoline engine only works as a power generator to recharge the battery, which considerably reduces consumption and CO2 emissions. The driver has all the power at the stroke of the accelerator pedal, without delays, as in an electric. Even, also driven with just the accelerator pedal.

In addition to the «e-pedal», the Qashqai 2021 also debuts an unprecedented mode among the hybrids on the market, and is a mode of deceleration and regeneration of energy, mode B. It can be activated in all three driving modes, and increases the ability to recover energy from braking. For now, the benefits are unknown, although this version will have a maximum torque of 330 Nm and will only be available with front-wheel drive.

Take a look at the first contact of the new Nissan Qashqai 2021

Nissan has refined the system for the new Qashqai, with three driving modes to make the most efficient use of energy. The «Normal» stands out for the regeneration of energy thanks to a special setting that simulates the effect of the engine brake when lifting the foot from the accelerator. The “Sport” is committed to the rapid delivery of maximum power, reducing the interference of the Start & Stop system, and the “Eco” is clearly committed to maximum efficiency, with a motorway sailing mode.

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