Nissan is getting ready to introduce a new way of driving with the launch of e-POWER technology in the Philippines after perfecting its electric vehicle (EV) technology over the course of more than ten years since the launch of the Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass-market EV.
Because the wheels are entirely propelled by an electric motor, the e-POWER system is powered entirely by electric motors and offers a strong and smooth drive. A very effective gasoline engine that primarily functions to charge the powerful lithium-ion battery pack produces the electricity needed for locomotion.
This implies that e-POWER serves as a bridge to complete EV ownership by providing EV-like driving that is strong, smooth, and quiet without the need for external charging.
Nissan’s ingenuity and pioneering attitude in the electrification industry are also demonstrated through the e-POWER system. By further reducing component weight, creating more responsive motor control techniques, and improving overall energy management, the Japanese automaker completely transformed the powertrain industry.
Nissan e-POWER on the road
e-POWER significantly enhances regular commutes, whether they take place in urban areas, on highways, or even on leisurely neighborhood rides.
Because the gasoline engine is configured to run at an ideal speed and only when necessary to charge the battery, the system offers exceptional fuel efficiency. Fewer trips to the petrol station result from this, giving drivers more time to enjoy their journey.
Nissan’s e-POWER technology provides strong and smooth acceleration while improving drive response and being able to generate a lot of torque nearly instantaneously. The accurate 1/10,000 second electric motor control allows for smoother acceleration. Driving will be more fun and thrilling as a result.
Another benefit of the technology is a higher level of control, which is especially useful on congested streets. Using only the accelerator pedal, drivers may accelerate and slow down to a crawl thanks to the e-Pedal Step technology. They simply have to push down to accelerate and ease off to decelerate. This function makes it more convenient to drive in stop-and-go traffic as well as at high speeds on highways. Regenerative braking is a feature of the e-Pedal Step that makes it more fuel-efficient by producing electricity even when the vehicle is just slightly decelerated.
Daily commutes don’t always feature exciting excursions; they frequently involve leisurely excursions around the neighborhood and in smaller towns. The e-POWER system is quieter than a typical gasoline-powered car since it is powered by a battery pack. The technology also keeps an eye on the wheels to gauge how rough the road is, and when it becomes too noisy, it activates the onboard engine to charge the battery quietly outside the cabin.
With e-POWER, drivers can select one of three driving modes: Sport Mode (S mode) makes use of regenerative braking while prioritizing the driver’s unique driving style. By balancing smooth acceleration and regenerative braking, ECO mode preserves battery life. The final setting, Standard, emphasizes acceleration with moderate regenerative braking.
Nissan’s e-POWER technology combines an electric car’s driving dynamics with the fuel efficiency of the Japanese automaker’s gasoline engines. Nissan is taking a step toward its goal of making the future of mobility more accessible to Filipinos by bringing this cutting-edge technology to the country.