Nissan e-POWER what do you need to know?
The Nisan motor company is a Japanese multinational automotive company. The company is known for its new inventions in-car technology. For example, the Nissan e-POWER control technology is a technology that supports a quiet and powerful driving experience.
Furthermore, the e-POWER represents Nissan’s original powertrain. This powertrain generates electricity from the engine and is hundred percent motor driven. So, the engine is not directly connected to the drive wheels; instead, it acts as a generator to charge the battery.
Electric power trains are known for their smooth and powerful driving experience. On top of it, Nissan e-POWER control technology actively controls engine operations, providing a quieter experience than traditional hybrids.
The areas like urban settings where road noise is very low or on slow-moving roads, the system keeps the engine off as much as possible. On the other hand, during high-speed driving or on rough terrains engine turns on and charges the battery. The rough roads or wind noise efficiently suppress the engine noise and provides a quieter experience. So, it feels like you are driving without any engine.
How does Nissan’s e-POWER control technology work?
The e-POWER system provides a surprisingly quieter experience by operating an engine with significantly less frequency. The battery drives the motor in urban areas or at low and medium speeds. As soon as the driver releases the accelerator, regenerative braking starts working and charging the battery.
Furthermore, while driving at high speed, the generator runs, charges the battery, and provides power directly to the motor. In case of strong acceleration, the electric motor combines the electricity generated from the engine and electricity from the battery providing quick acceleration.
On the rough road, the road noise masks the engine noise keeping everything quiet. In addition, if the battery requires power to charge itself at a low speed, the engine operates automatically at a very low RPM.
The Nissan e-POWER control technology mechanism
The Nissan e-POWER control technology utilizes a high-power motor and high-performance lithium-ion battery. The system keeps driving the battery only in the maximum situations possible.
In addition, the engine is specifically designed for power generation and is not directly connected to the drive wheel. As a result, the system can control the engine very freely.
Furthermore, the battery charge level, vehicle speed, and degree of acceleration control power generation timing. The system also calculates road surface roughness by minute fluctuations in wheel speeds. The system controls the entire engine operation, including its RPM and operation time. Hence, the system achieves very high fuel efficiency.
In conclusion, Nissan’s e-POWER control technology is the next step forward in Hybrid vehicle technology for Greener and pollution-free tomorrow.
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