Japanese Nissan has introduced a new drive for electric vehicles that will significantly extend their reach. The design called e-Power is a hybrid drive, which means that it has its own power generator.
The biggest disadvantage of electric cars, which have not been able to sleep yet, is the small reach. This makes the cars well suited to the city, but they do not work well on long distances, because after several hundred kilometers they should be loaded, and not always where. Manufacturers of such vehicles, although they are mounting larger batteries, but a blind alley when it raises the price of the car, thereby increasing its mass, which may in turn affect the range.
Nissan has a slightly different solution and has just showed a new type of drive called e-Power. It is a hybrid drive, and therefore consists of an electric motor, aided by a small internal combustion engine, which acts as a generator and charges batteries while driving.
The manufacturer declares that e-Power is not only smaller and lighter than the existing drives, but also has a more responsive engine controller for greater efficiency. Unfortunately, he has not disclosed the battery capacity of the new drive for now. They are smaller than the Leaf EV battery pack, so the vehicle will probably travel less than other models. However, the extension of the vehicle should significantly extend the vehicle’s reach.