Nissan plan to bring their ‘e-Power’ system which is currently available in Japan on various models, over to European markets by 2022. The system uses a power generator, an inverter, a battery and an electric motor all in cahoots with a petrol engine to achieve great fuel economy with lower emissions than a conventional combustion engine.
The IMq concept which was unveiled at the Geneva motor show this year, uses a beefed-up version of the e-power system by pairing a 335bhp dual electric motor system with a 1.5-litre range extending petrol engine of unknow output.
The IMq was designed to visually embody the next generation of Nissan vehicles, so you can expect to see a toned-down version of the IMq’s running gear in the next-generation Qashqai e-Power.
Stay tuned for more information.