Self test. Nissan Qashqai e-Power: a new technology in Europe

Aesthetic and comfortable, the new Qashqai e-power offers, according to the manufacturer, nearly 900 km of autonomy (©Nissan)

For those who are not thrilled with the 100% electric, Nissan is launching a new engine, the e-Power, which is equipped with the new Qashqai hybrid which is arriving, full of ambition, on the European SUV market.

Gasoline-powered hybrid

E-Power is a one-of-a-kind technology as the car is equipped with a 55 liter petrol engine and a hybridization system. In this device, the heat engine serves only to recharge the battery (it has no mechanical link with the drive wheels) which then restores the energy produced to the electric motor.

Without the weight of the batteries

The Qashqai e-Power therefore runs on electricity, avoiding the heavy batteries of rechargeable hybrids… A small 1.8 kWh battery, however, allows energy to be recovered in the braking and deceleration phases. For Nissan, the idea is not to disorient future customers who are not very confident with 100% electric, by offering an SUV that pollutes little, is comfortable and efficient: the speed here is indeed that of a 100% electric but without refills.

The SUVSUV pollutes little, offers driving comfort and performance (speed) while avoiding recharging times
The SUV pollutes little, offers driving comfort and performance while avoiding recharging times (Nissan)

“The machine is equipped with a 158 hp turbo petrol engine and a 190 hp electric motor and emits only 119 g of CO2”

A curious technology…

For the Qashqai e-Power to run, you “just” have to switch to pump… Classic. According to Nissan, this e-Power technology makes it possible to target consumption close to that of diesel but without using diesel. It’s hard to say if this curious technology based on fossil energy will find its audience in Europe, but Nissan is taking the bet! For this, the brand offers a fairly attractive SUV.

An announced autonomy of 900 km

The machine is equipped with a 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine developed by Nissan, equipped with a variable compression ratio to provide 158 hp, and a 190 hp electric motor. In the end, according to the manufacturer, the Qashqai e-Power only rejects 119 g of CO2, thus avoiding penalties, and claims a consumption of 5.3 l per 100 km. Nissan announces a range that would border on 900 km.

The little – : when you press the mushroom, the heat engine activates to provide energy and becomes noisy…

“Consumption and CO2 emissions remain relatively high and dependent on driving style”.

Comfortable and well equipped

On the asphalt, the new Qashqai, large and spacious, a real 5-seater family car, evolves well with fluidity and immediate electric responsiveness. The cabin is well thought out, well soundproofed, and the SUV is rather well equipped compared to other models in the range. On this version, the central screen goes from 9 to 12 inches.

The cabin is well thought out, well soundproofed, and the SUV is rather well equipped compared to other models in the range.
The cabin is well thought out, well soundproofed, and the SUV is rather well equipped compared to other models in the range. (©Nissan)

Straddling hybrid and electric

What about this Nissan Qashqai e-Power? The brand hopes to have developed the ideal intermediate solution for the most reluctant to total electrification with this SUV straddling hybrid and electric… But the consumption of e-Power -and its CO2 emissions- still remain relatively high. especially since they depend heavily on the style of driving. Will e-Power be the missing link in the evolution towards 100% electric?

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Nissan Qashqai e-Power: performance

3-cylinder turbo petrol engine
Tank: 55 liters
190 hp electric motor at 330 Nm
Autonomy: 900 km
CO2 emissions: 119 g/km
Average consumption: 5.3 l/100 km
Price close to 40,000 euros.

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