Nissan plans to electrify the Qashqai, Juke and X-Trail by 2025. The Japanese still want to keep the e-power drive.
"Fill up with petrol and drive electrically" - this is how Nissan advertises the e-power drive in a radio commercial, which can currently be configured in the Qashqai and the X-Trail. Sounds nonsensical, but only means a hybrid variant (serial hybrid) in which a petrol engine is only used to generate electricity. The highlight: the combustion engine can continuously work in an efficient load range, since its performance is not linked to the drive power that is actively called up. An e-machine is responsible for this. ,
Nevertheless, there is no way around progressive electrification at Nissan either. And so the British Autocar reports that Europe boss Guillaume Cartier has promised pure electric versions of the Qashqai, Juke and X-Trail by 2025. The hope lies particularly in a positive development of the X-Trail sales volume. With just 2,380 cars sold in Europe last year, that fell by 74 percent. ,
Low development effort
Favorable synergies can also be used for electrification. Since the CMF platforms (Common Module Family) from the Renault cooperation are available, the in-house development effort remains low. With the different levels of the CMF platform, a wide range of wheelbases, vehicle and battery sizes can be mapped. Both the Nissan Aryia and the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric use the CMF-EV platform. The Qashqai and X-Trail use the CMF-XD variant, while the Juke shares the smaller CMF-B platform with the Renault Clio.
The electric versions can be expected with the upcoming model changes between 2025 and 2027, which will probably start with the Juke. However, all three are too early for the solid-state batteries planned by Nissan. The new batteries are not on the calendar until 2028. Nevertheless, the electrified SUV trio should benefit from batteries that have a higher power density and faster charging times. According to Cartier, the e-power hybrid will also continue to be on offer. By the way, you can see how the Qashqai with the serial hybrid is on the road in our photo show at the top of the article. ,
Nissan plans to bring the Qashqai, Juke and X-Trail to Europe as pure electric models. The Juke should give the go-ahead in 2025. All three are to be equipped with new lithium-ion batteries that promise higher charging speeds and energy density. The Common Modular Family (CMF) from the cooperation with Renault and Mitsubishi serves as a platform in various forms.