Nissan’s goal is ambitious: to achieve total carbon neutrality by 2000 with a point as important as it is difficult to achieve, such as full electrification by 2030 in the main markets, in Europe. It is seven years and this time we are witnessing the introduction of no less than 27 new electrified models of which 19 100 will be electric or, which is the same, almost 4 new launches per year.
To this end, Nissan plans to focus its greatest efforts on two complementary technologies, such as 100% electric technology and e-power (click here if you want to know everything about this hybrid technology) in which the driver uses only electric energy, provided by heat engine acting as a small recharge generator, light, battery. Therefore, there is nothing to do with this hybrid technology and other similar hybrid types, in which thermal and electric motors can work individually or in combination.
This is Nissan’s 10 in 1 proposal
The battery electric car and the e-power hybrid have common parts such as the electric motor, the inverter and the reducer (the three elements that define the electric car and Nissan rename the 3-in-one technology, which I would add the heat engine. and the reducer in the eV-in-one power , called 5-in-one) whose development and gaps can facilitate the transfer of technologies between both propositions. Thus, the second-generation reverse technology is used in complex and different models such as Ariya and Qashqai and X-Trail sold in Europe. The same can be said about the electric motor, especially in 2048 to equip cars like the X-Trail with intelligent all-wheel drive.
After this start, the modularization and adaptation of the parts to each technology will bring about savings, in the same way as the reduction in the use of materials such as rare earth reduced by 75% with the first launch. It supports the Leaf, in 2011 for the second generation Note 2019. It is the first step in the necessary democratization of technology.
The work ahead is immense: the development of a new generation of semiconductors that maximize the performance of inverters, models and scales based on each market and the need that allows X-in-1 construction, the creation of power electronics and control elements. energy flow control, more capable batteries, added twist on fuel economy keys to a highly advanced gasoline engine and variable compression that drives e-power technology. However, the plan is designed and knowing the process of Japanese culture, it will be difficult for them to deviate one iota from the marked path. Yes: in 2026, manufacturing an electrified car will cost the same as just a bathroom.