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    Micra engine + Leaf drivetrain + Versa Note = new Nissan hybrid

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    Nissan has just introduced a "series" hybrid system in Japan that they're calling "E-Power", and they are putting it in the Note first.

    Notable: (sorry, bad pun)


    - It uses the JDM/Euro 1.2L, 3-cylinder Micra engine as the generator.

    - The engine is not connected to the wheels - it only runs as a generator to keep the battery topped up. It's not a plug-in hybrid (not like Chevy Volt).

    - It also shows what the facelifted Note looks like, incorporating Nissan's new(ish) "V" chrome grille. Here's another angle of the new front:

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    (from: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/20...km-112415.html )

    - It's nearly as efficient as a Prius on the notoriously lenient Japese fuel economy test cycle (which is biased to slower speeds/city driving).

    - Because it's a "parts bin car" (Micra engine, Leaf motor), it's relatively inexpensive.

    - They don't say if it's coming to North America.



    More info, Nissan press release:

    https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/r...lang=en-US&rss


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    sad how they've squandered the lead they had with LEAF
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    Yeah, they dragged it out a bit longer than they should have. GM has done 2 versions of Volt, and now the pure EV Bolt is coming out while we're still on gen 1 of the Leaf.

    I believe a major redesign is in the works for 2018 though, including a 200 mile / 320 km battery option to better compete with the Bolt & Tesla model 3.

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    I always thought that the Leaf's modular design meant that its batteries could easily be upgraded to those that offered a greater range with a simple swap. If true, then maybe Nissan is simply running down inventory of older batteries?

    In our culture obsessed with absurd excess, the Nissan Micra is my counterculture car of choice.
    Be sure to visit my blog at mymicra.com!

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    Left-hand drive e-power Note spotted testing in the U.S.

    New spy photos show the Versa Note e-Power hybrid undergoing road tests in Michigan alongside a Japan-market, right-hand-drive Note e-Power, a Toyota Prius C and a BMW i3.
    Full story: http://www.autonews.com/article/2017...hybrid-for-u-s

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    Let's not forget the Nismo E-power too
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    Ha. Cool!

    I would love to try one of these things... just because it must be so weird.

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    i wonder if that makes sense...no battery basically......you would think losses would make that "very" inefficient.???

    personally i wouldn't buy a battery powered car because i am skeptical how long the battery would last and it still doesn't make economic sense to me (and if it did..wouldn't everyone be doing it?)
    JUST MY OPINION maybe time will change it ...my 14 year old son asked why i don't drive an electric car.

    probably because i'd electrocute myself !..because i'd just want to have a bit of a tinker!


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