Nissan’s latest Qashqai will benefit from a new e-Power hybrid powertrain this summer.
The system combines a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor similar in size to the one found in some of Nissan’s fully electric vehicles. In doing so, it can deliver a driving experience similar to an EV, with a one-pedal driving experience akin to that in Nissan’s Leaf.
There’s also very little delay in the delivery of power, while fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions are greatly improved over a conventional petrol or diesel car. The engine’s power can also be sent directly to the electric motor in certain situations, such as when accelerating heavily.