According to a manager of the Nissan presented an electric extended range throughout 2016 to open a new front for the Japanese manufacturer in the market for alternative energy vehicles.
A series hybrid would use a internal combustion engine will not send power to the wheels, only generate energy
The announcement was made Yoshi Shimoida, deputy general manager of electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle Nissan in an interview with Australia’s Motoring magazine. In the interview he does not expressly mention “extender autonomy” concept but according to this publication the new Nissan model would use an internal combustion engine as a generator that would work and would not be connected to the wheels. It will be a different model of the Leaf that opens the range of the Japanese manufacturer of propulsion systems with alternative energy.
Shimoda declined to give any relevant information, beyond the type of engine. Your name will be unveiled next year. We know nothing of its characteristics or its exterior design. For now we are left with a couple of alternatives that could be the basis of this new model: the IDS Concept, presented at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is being discussed as a possible next generation Nissan Leaf, and Sway Concept, which was shown in the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
Although it is an extended-range electric this could be the model that opened the alternative to mass market plug. So far all the plug-in hybrid models on the market are vehicles that are among the most expensive versions of its range. Its technology and high level of equipment make them far surpass 30,000 euros, making its entry into the market, although growing, is still slower than expected. The market needs an affordable plug-in hybrid, which popularize this technology and to meet the needs of those who need a car able to travel and to enable electric displacement in the inner city.
Nissan prepares an extended-range electric in 2016