New Nissan Qashqai E-Power: what is the electrical propulsion SUV that we do not recharge?, Nissan breaks prices on the Leaf, its compact 100 % electric

Nissan breaks prices on the Leaf, its compact 100 % electric

It is therefore a hybrid, but with an originality all the same since The heat engine therefore only serves a second electric motor used as a generator to produce the necessary electricity. The feeling behind the wheel is therefore that of having an electric car since The 190 hp traction engine delivers its 330 Nm of torque instantly, Like all electrical blocks. And thanks to the small battery of 2.1 kWh (therefore 1.8 kWh usable) but capable of delivering 60 kW of power and recharging fairly quickly during braking, We start easily with zero emission in town without playing the velvet foot. Use without consuming a drop of fuel which can be easily prolonged on three or four kilometers and up to 70 km/h before the 1.5 essence needs to start, which it always does very discreetly and without any vibration, thanks to the excellent insulation provided by its very flexible motor silent cloths.

New Nissan Qashqai E-Power: what is the electrical propulsion SUV that is not recharged ?

  • 1/7In town, this e-power is dynamism, as a great sweetness for use. But he drinks a little too much
  • 2/7In this e-Power, the 1.5 Turbo only serves to produce the electricity necessary for the electrical traction engine
  • 3/7The ergonomics of this Qashqai remains quite simple to grasp with physical controls under the big screen
  • 4/7Large wheels of 19 or 20 inch go back a lot of trepidations
  • 5/7Thanks to the lithium-ion battery positioned under the front seats, the cabin as the trunk are not impacted by this hybridization
  • 6/7A little heavy (1,692 kg on our scale) This Qashqai is not very incisive on the road. And his driving assistance is a little too intrusive
  • 7/7For its Qashqai, Nissan uses an unpublished three cylinders 1.5 Turbo with a variable compression rate
  • 7/7In town, this e-power is dynamism, as a great sweetness for use. But he drinks a little too much

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New Nissan Qashqai E-Power: what is the electrical propulsion SUV that is not recharged ?

With its original hybridization where only an electric motor causes the wheels while a 1.5 sophisticated essence is responsible for producing electricity, this qashqai is very silent and soft to use. But it is not as sober as hoped.

  • Performance and softness of use
  • Very good soundproofing
  • Road controlled consumption.
  • . But a little disappointing in town and on the highway
  • Suspension Trust
  • Braking dosage in town

If Nissan has resumed, for its hybrid juke, the e-tech technology developed by Renault for its Clio, Captur and Arkana, using a particular Transmission with Crabots (four thermal ratios and two electrical ratios), the manufacturer Japanese played his own score for his Nissan Qashqai called E-Power, which he presents as an electric car that you never need to recharge. A partially true affirmation, but a little false anyway. In fact, to be perfectly honest, you have to talk a propulsion car certainly 100% electric since only this energy leads to the front wheels, but which must still be full of great.

A hybrid Nissan Qashqai, but 100% electric propulsion

It is therefore a hybrid, but with an originality all the same since The heat engine therefore only serves a second electric motor used as a generator to produce the necessary electricity. The feeling behind the wheel is therefore that of having an electric car since The 190 hp traction engine delivers its 330 Nm of torque instantly, Like all electrical blocks. And thanks to the small battery of 2.1 kWh (therefore 1.8 kWh usable) but capable of delivering 60 kW of power and recharging fairly quickly during braking, We start easily with zero emission in town without playing the velvet foot. Use without consuming a drop of fuel which can be easily prolonged on three or four kilometers and up to 70 km/h before the 1.5 essence needs to start, which it always does very discreetly and without any vibration, thanks to the excellent insulation provided by its very flexible motor silent cloths.

Great softness of use, and little noise

In this e-power, the 1.5 Turbo is only used

The approval of use of this Nissan Qashqai e-Power is therefore really good, with two downsides. If the performances are really dynamic to exceed (80 to 120 km/h in just 5.2 s), we note during these frank accelerations a reaction time to the sinking of the pedal on the right. A delay due to the fact that the three-cylinder must start, or climb in speed to provide enough electricity to the electric traction motor. And especially, More embarrassing, the dosage of the brake pedal remains delicate because of a brutality at the start of the race, as well as just before stopping. And as Nissan decided to remove the “One-Pedal” function which made it possible to stop in town without touching the left pedal, We regularly shake its occupants. There are four levels of regenerative braking to configure by combining the “e-pedal step” and “b” modes, which is a bit complicated to use, but none allows you to get rid of this brutality.

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A 1.5 very sophisticated turbo, with variable compression rate

Like this “petrol engine causing a generator producing electricity to power an electric motor” has The drawback on paper to combine several loss of performance, Nissan has particularly worked its thermal block to maintain an interesting level of consumption. The choice therefore fell on A three cylinder 1.5 turbo with a variable geometry turbo, but also a variable compression rate. Derivative of 2.0 four cylinders sold in the USA at Infiniti, but deprived here of a cylinder, This 157 hp sophisticated block uses actuators allowing eccentrics to vary the compression rate to envy between 8 and 14: 1 in order to optimize the yield, therefore consumption, depending on the conditions of use. Clearly, the operation is as follows: high compression rate and low overeating for low and medium accelerations, and low compression rate with high overeating pressure for significant accelerations.

A little less sober than hoped

Large wheels of 19 or 20 inch go back a lot of trepidations

Passed on our basis of Montlhéry measures, The result of this sophisticated engine technology is interesting. Admittedly, if Nissan had decided, as at Honda, to coupled its thermal directly on the wheels at stabilized pace above 70 km/h to optimize the yield The result would have been even better, Especially on the highway where this Qashqai is still drinking 8.3 l/100 km, Like a Toyota Rav4, however, larger and more powerful. This Nissan Qashqai, whose 1.5 is very optimized for consumption, However, remains sober on the road (6.2 l/100 km). But for a hybrid It shines less than expected in town with 5.9 l/100 km, When a RAV4 is satisfied with 4.9 l/100 km, a Honda CRV requires only 5.2 l/100 km, and a Renault Arkana E-Tech, certainly less efficient, descends squarely to 4.6 l/100 km. Let us say that the unprecedented engine sophistication of the Nissan Qashqai compensates, in part only, the imperfect yield of its original traction chain.

A battery under the front seats of the Nissan Qashqai Hybrid

On the other hand, we appreciate that the trunk volume is fully preserved (340 DM3) thanks to the implantation of the battery under the front seats, which allows to keep the interesting family skills of this qashqai. Adults or large teens will be at their ease in the rear seats, but they will have to undergo, as in all the Nissan Qashqai, the healing of the suspension On all the small faults of the road, to which the 19 -inch rims of our Tekna finish, or 20 p. Optional (the 18 inches in ACENTA finish will probably be preferable), not really essential here given the sobriety oriented vocation of this hybrid. These wheels are also helping to raise a lot of rolling noise on grainy coating, decibels that emerge all the more since mechanics is extremely silent when it starts. Displayed from € 38,200, or € 1,300 more than a Nissan Qashqai Mild Hybrid 158 CH Xtronic, This e-power is not given because only proposed in higher finishes.

Commercial appellation Nissan Qashqai e Power 190 2WD Auto (122g) Tekna 2022
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Nissan breaks prices on the Leaf, its compact 100 % electric

Nissan breaks prices on the Leaf, its compact 100 % electric

Pioneer of the zero emission compact segment, the Nissan Leaf is now available for long -term rental (LLD) at 249 euros per month.

There Nissan Leaf was the first 100 % electric vehicle marketed in Europe over ten years now. Launched in 2018, the second generation of this Compact zero emission has suffered from the strong competition from the many other models arriving on the market, such as Volkswagen ID.3, Renault Megane E-Tech Electric, Citroën Ë-C4 Or MG MOTOR MG4.

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In order to continue to exist in the face of more recent competitors, Nissan has slightly reshaped the vehicle last year And now attacks at his prices. As part of an offer of long term rental (37 months/30,000 km) These fall by 25 %. Which represents a saving of 85 euros per month. Thus, the Nissan Leaf Acenta 40 kWh“” the best -selling version on the market »», According to the manufacturer – is now displayed at 249 euros per month, without contribution, ecological bonus of 5,000 euros and increase of 2,000 euros for modest households deducted.

High reduction on the price of home charging stations

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If it is now easy to recharge your electric vehicle in roaming, thanks to the more than 100,000 terminals installed in France – and especially those located at The 200 Nissan distributors from France – Benefiting from a home charging infrastructure is also great comfort. This is why Nissan also decided to break the prices on the chests installed with its customers. In parallel with the LLD offer at 249 euros per month on the Leaf, the Japanese manufacturer invoice now 999 euros The supply and installation of a home terminal, against 1,299 euros (deducted tax credit) usually.