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nissan e-power on Quahqai

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    It’s a very popular option in Japan on the new Note. Sales more than doubled.
    https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/02/20210202-epower.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,833 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    How exactly does it work?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,618 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy


    Gael23 wrote: »
    How exactly does it work?
    petrol engine charges the battery, which in turn powers the EV motor.

    The petrol engine does not directly drive the vehicle, so a bit like Mad Lad's Rex

    e_Power_02_en.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,652 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Kind like an Ampera so?


  • Registered Users Posts: 580 ✭✭✭ kaahooters


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    Kind like an Ampera so?

    No, an amperia is a phev, epower is a generator and a battery, no plug in at all.

    There's a few of the notes about, very efficient, but its a. Note so it's not great to drive, quashqai will be pretty much the same to drive as is but much more efficent.
    Think the note will get 70 - 80 mpg real world, so I'd say the quashqai will get like 60-70?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,442 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    Is this akin to a scaled up REX?
    Is there much of an actual benefit to MPG and emissions?


  • Registered Users Posts: 580 ✭✭✭ kaahooters


    banie01 wrote: »
    Is this akin to a scaled up REX?
    Is there much of an actual benefit to MPG and emissions?

    My understanding is the note has a small battery 1. 5 - 2kwh. The generator powers the battery constantly as 2500 rpm, and I think rev to keep minimum charge on the battery at allltimes for power.
    I beleive the note has 120bhp ish and get 70-80 mpg, aperantly super reliable, like all ev / hybrids.

    Can't see th not being good and selling in droves here, cheap to run, cheap to tax, meh to drive tho.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,871 ✭✭✭ the_amazing_raisin


    banie01 wrote: »
    Is this akin to a scaled up REX?
    Is there much of an actual benefit to MPG and emissions?

    More like a scaled down REX, the battery looks to be tiny on the quashqai.

    In a REX, the battery is the main source of power, it should have sufficient power to handle a days driving and can fast charge if required. The generator acts as a backup if needed

    The Nissan system mentions the petrol engine is the main source of power. I'm guessing the idea is that the petrol generator can operate at it's most efficient setpoint and the battery handles any extra power required

    So in short, maybe a little bit better than a conventional hybrid, depending on how it's driven

    Worse than a PHEV though because you can't recharge it

    Now, if they put a 40kWh battery pack with rapid charging in it, then you'd have a whole different kettle of fish


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