Nissan recently announced its four-year mid-term strategy for the AMI regions (Africa, Middle East, and India). One of the most notable inclusions in this plan was the deployment in the aforementioned regions of advanced hybrid (e-Power), electric vehicle, and connected car tech. The latest mid-term strategy is part of Nissan ‘s wider corporate restructuring program recently unveiled in Japan.
Within Nissan’s electrified program, the most important part is the e-power software, a type of electric car. For propulsion most hybrid vehicles use an internal combustion engine together with an electric motor / motor. Nevertheless, the e-Power Note does the same, in this situation the internal combustion engine ( ICE) does not power the wheels explicitly, so the motor is completely electronic.
Instead, the engine serves as a range extender to occasionally top up the batteries. Without requiring external charging, the range of anxiety associated with EVs is removed. It also allows for the most economical fashion possible use of the ICE. Recently, the Nissan Kicks got the e-Power software in Thailand and Japan and the same could happen in India.
Nissan also confirmed it will bring electric vehicles into the AMI region. Although there is no confirmation, there is a high likelihood it will be the Ariya crossover EV. The latest EV is part of Nissan ‘s global transformation program, which hopes the Ariya will be as good as its hatchback Leaf EV. Nissan planned to launch the Leaf EV in India earlier but that plan never materialized.
Nissan has always been vocal about introducing the Indian market to electric vehicles and their e-power tech. Some years back, they assessed e-Power and checked it in India with the Notice e-Power (first Nissan model featuring the self-charging EV tech). The new business plan reaffirms that in the country we could finally get the e-power. Recently, Thailand became the second e-Power manufacturing center after Japan. In the near future, too, Nissan could locate the same in India as this is the secret to efficient pricing.
Nissan is planning to carry these technologies to completion in a staggered fashion, the last of which is scheduled to begin in 2023. We expect them to continue with the e-Power software because, because of the nearly non-existent electrical infrastructure, it’s one of those pieces of technology that seems tailor-made for the Indian sector.