Nissan’s electrification plan in ASEAN will start with e-Power

Nissan's electrification plan in ASEAN will start with e-Power 1

(Dan Tri) – Mr. Isao Sekiguchi – Chairman of Nissan Thailand and Chairman of Nissan ASEAN shared the strengths of e-Power technology and Nissan’s electrification plan in an interview with ASEAN regional media representatives.

Nissan will have both pure electric vehicles and e-Power vehicles for the ASEAN market

Mr. Isao Sekiguchi – Chairman of Nissan Thailand and Chairman of Nissan ASEAN in an interview with ASEAN regional media representatives (Photo: Nissan).

Mr. Isao Sekiguchi said that Nissan has specific plans for the Vietnamese market in particular or the ASEAN market in general, in which e-Power and EV will represent two pillar technologies, closely connected to the market.

`If electric vehicles require more infrastructure, networks and power supply, vehicle models with e-Power technology have more potential at the present time. With the ASEAN market,

e-Power is different from familiar hybrid technologies

In response to questions about the performance of e-Power vehicles compared to hybrid vehicles, the representative in charge of R&D of Nissan ASEAN shared: `We believe that evaluating the advantages of powertrains will depend heavily on

However, he also emphasized that the biggest difference between the two systems lies in the operating experience, with the parallel hybrid system – a popular hybrid system used today, users can still hear the sound of the system.

In addition, Mr. Norinaga Sato – Vice President in charge of R&D Nissan ASEAN also shared a Nissan study on fuel economy on e-Power models.

Nissan's electrification plan in ASEAN will start with e-Power

The chart above is compiled from Nissan’s research and evaluation, showing the operating frequency of the internal combustion engine of e-Power, conventional hybrid and ICE vehicles (Photo: Nissan).

It can be seen that because the internal combustion engine of e-Power technology (red sphere) is not responsible for direct transmission to the wheels, it mainly operates in the optimal rpm range (blue zone).

Great potential from solid-state batteries

Also within the framework of the interview, Mr. Sekiguchi shared a lot of information related to Nissan’s plan to commercialize solid-state batteries by 2028. `The development of solid-state battery technology will also open up many options.`

A Nissan representative said that the advantages of solid-state batteries are much superior to current lithium-ion batteries.

Nissan's electrification plan in ASEAN will start with e-Power

Solid-state battery technology will contribute to changing the future of electric vehicles (Photo: Nissan).

Positive business results in 2023

According to the business¬†results of the first 6 months of fiscal 2023, Nissan’s consolidated revenue in the first half of fiscal 2023 was 6.06 trillion yen, an increase of 1.4 trillion yen over the same period last year.

Nissan’s operating profit increased from 156.6 billion yen to 336.7 billion yen in the past six months, more than double the first half of fiscal¬†2022. The automaker’s global sales in the first half

Nissan's electrification plan in ASEAN will start with e-Power

Nissan’s business results for the first 6 months of the 2023 fiscal year recorded positive numbers (Photo: Nissan).

`We have clear plans and that is a promise from Nissan. That will be reflected in the medium-term plan that we are extremely excited to share next spring,` Mr. Isao Sekiguchi affirmed.

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