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What is Nissan e-POWER?

How Nissan's cutting-edge technology works and the benefits it offers you.

When the upgraded Nissan Note was introduced in 2017, at its core was e-POWER, a brand new powertrain that combined electric technology with the convenience of a petrol engine.

Fast forward to today with the Nissan Qashqai and Nissan X-Trail, both having e-POWER and changing the way Nissan customers drive.

How does Nissan e-POWER work?

Using EV technology perfected in the Nissan LEAF, e-POWER moulds together a high-performance lithium-ion battery, a petrol engine, an inverter, and an electric motor.

The engine acts as a generator to charge the battery, which drives the electric motor to provide power to the wheels via the inverter. It also benefits from regenerative braking, which captures energy lost when slowing down to be stored in the battery for later use.

So what you're essentially getting with e-POWER is an electric motor that is driven by the energy supplied by a traditional engine.

This is different from hybrid powertrains where the wheels can be driven by an electric motor, a petrol engine, or a combination of the two - with e-POWER, the engine isn't connected to the wheels and only charges the battery.

Your driving benefits

Some of the benefits of the e-POWER technology include:

  • An immediate hit of torque
  • Smoother acceleration
  • Quieter running
  • Greater fuel efficiency
  • Reduced emissions

The Qashqai e-POWER was the first Qashqai in its history to offer a new single-pedal driving mode called 'e-Pedal Step'.

Engaged via a button on the centre console, this allows you to control the speed of your vehicle using just the accelerator, which means less switching between the accelerator and the brake (like what's found in the Nissan LEAF)

Want to know more about e-POWER?

We've got a 60-second video explaining what e-POWER is and how it can benefit you.

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