Nissan e-Power sales

Discussion in 'Nissan' started by bwilson4web, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Hi,

    Caution as this is a Forbes article that looks like they are trying to egg-on a fight:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/bertel...powered-note-tops-japans-charts/#3998c82c56b7

    Tesla sold some 12,700 cars globally in the last quarter of 2016, figures Wikipedia, while 42,000 Notes changed hands in Japan alone in 3 months, 70% of them with the deviationist e-power engine.

    That would be just under 30,000 e-Powered cars, the important fact in the article.

    It looks like Nissan will bring this technology to the USA:
    http://www.autonews.com/article/20180121/OEM05/180129955/nissan-epower-us-popular-in-japan

    DETROIT — Startled by enthusiastic consumer demand for ePower in Japan last year, Nissan Motor Co. now plans to introduce the electric motor-powered technology to its vehicles in the U.S.

    But unlike its Japanese application in the humble subcompact Note, Nissan will more likely use ePower here as an option on higher-end vehicles, said Philippe Klein, the automaker's chief planning officer, speaking to Automotive News on the sidelines of the Detroit auto show last week.
    . . .

    Here is a useful YouTube:


    Without a USA product, it is too soon to start a sub-forum. Just this is the first hybrid that seriously challenges the Prius/Prime. I hope there will be a plug-in option when it shows up here.

    Bob Wilson
     

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