There’s a new Nissan vehicle that will begin to be offered in many parts of the world but won’t be offered in North America. Even though we won’t see this vehicle brought to our market, the system used for the power might be, which is one important reason for us to take note of it. This new model is one that uses some Nismo tuning from Nissan to give us the ride and the qualities we want and it’s called the Nissan Note e-Power S which is a small step in the EV tuning that will eventually become a much larger part of the automotive industry.
The Ride Qualities You Want from Nissan
The new Note e-Power S is offered with a healthy dollop of power and torque that comes from the Nismo tuning that’s offered. The power level reaches 134 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque, which is an increase from 109 horsepower and 187 lb.-ft. of torque in the base version of the Note. Nismo added more tuning to this car as well to give us an improved inverter and control module to make sure this can be a car that makes the ride right.
Not a Typical Electric Vehicle
When you take a look at how the power is provided for the Note e-Power you won’t see a traditional electric power system. Most EV models are powered up by plugging them into a charger to charge the battery pack. The Note e-Power uses a small gasoline engine to power the tiny battery pack to provide the power needed for this car. The electric motor drives the front wheels and the battery pack is only 1.5 kWh in size while the gasoline engine is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder model that charges this little battery pack. This powertrain also makes use of regenerative braking to add more power to the battery to help improve the fuel mileage as well.
The Nismo Features Offered
Those who choose to drive the Nissan Note e-Power S will have the benefit of a Nismo aero kit, an upgraded suspension, body reinforcements, and more. The interior adds a few Nismo badging to give you the red accents that you want to enjoy when you get behind the wheel. These accents and performance features make this car one that can give you the drive you want and the feeling you’re looking for when you drive.
We Will See the e-Power System
The Note e-Power won’t make its way to North America, but the power system will show up in future Nissan and Infiniti models that we see on the market. The Nissan Note e-Power S is a small vehicle that makes a change in the way we can look at EV models. It will be interesting to see what the emissions offered in this car are and how this vehicle can become the one that many choose to drive in various markets around the world when it’s time for a great drive with the efficiency desired. It will also be interesting to see if Nissan will offer other EV options with ant of their current models, like the classic Nissan Altima or Maxima.