Nissan Note with ‘e-Power’ badge spied on test in India

19/12/2017 - 13:40 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

A Nissan Note e-Power test mule was recently spied in India, courtesy Motoroids. Alleged Nissan Note e-Power test mules have appeared on our roads several times before, but this is probably the first time it has been spotted with an ‘e-Power’ badge on the tailgate and the exclusive Premium Corona Orange body paint.

Nissan Note e-Power rear India spy shot
Nissan is evaluating the e-Power electric drive system for India.

Nissan has not camouflaged the test mule, clearly indicating that the company may not evaluating the Nissan Note for India. The e-Power system of the car may be the one undergoing testing. The Nissan Note e-Power is a series hybrid, meaning that it is an electric car that uses a combustion engine as a generator.

The Nissan Note e-Power’s front wheels are driven by the EM57 electric motor that generates 109 PS and 254 Nm of torque. There’s a small 1.5 kWh battery to run this electric motor. The main power source is the HR12DE 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine good for 79 PS and 103 Nm of torque. It charges the battery, eliminating the need for an external charger.

Nissan Note e-Power front at 2017 Thai Motor Expo - Live
Nissan will likely showcase the Nissan Note e-Power in India at Auto Expo 2018.

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The petrol engine does not transmit power to the wheels and runs in its optimal state. The e-Power system delivers massive torque almost instantly and operates quietly, offering a driving experience like that of a zero-emissions EV. The Note e-Power has a fuel economy rating (JC08 test cycle) of up to 37.2 km/l.

[Image Source: Motoroids]

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