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Although today, the concept of electric vehicles is not strange to us at all, an idea of an all-electric pickup truck or full-size SUV is still a vague thing.
According to the latest car news, Nissan has revealed that it will consider making a hybrid engine, not a full electric power, for these types of cars. Explaining that, Mr. Hideyuki Sakamoto, Nissan’s Senior Vice President of Research and Development said that equipping a pickup or a large SUV with an all-electric powertrain would be impossible but he expressed a strong belief in finding out a positive solution to make these large vehicles more eco-friendly, and he mentioned hybrid power.
Nissan has revealed that it will consider making a hybrid engine for its pickups and large SUVs
Then he made a special remark on the unique hybrid powertrain of Nissan - e-Power, which operates oppositely to normal hybrid engines. While conventional hybrids use the electric engine to add to the gas engine, the Nissan e-Power, in contrast, takes the gas engine to fully charge the electric motor.
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Nissan think that e-Power is a better solution for pickups and large SUVs
Sakamoto thinks that this is a better solution for Nissan pickups and large SUVs because a pure-electric power system might fail to carry heavy loads or transport many passengers. With an internal combustion engine, e-Power can even transcend the limitations of full-electric engines, as claimed by the executive.
Even though this has not been the final decision of the Japanese carmaker yet, it shows a great ambition of Nissan to expand its network of hybrid and electric vehicles.