In my experience as a car journalist, I’ve never imagined that a fully electric-driven vehicle can exist without needing to plug-in to a socket. How is this possible? Let me explain.
These four words basically sum up the revolutionary e-POWER system inside the All-New Nissan Kicks e-POWER (hence the name). It merges a pure electric driving experience with a gas engine that only acts as a generator, practically eliminating range anxiety while offering excellent fuel efficiency, and lightning-fast torque and acceleration. To give you a clearer picture, let’s talk numbers.
Numbers don’t lie
The All-New Nissan Kicks e-POWER can deliver up to 280 Nm of instant torque and 22 km/L fuel economy in combined city and highway driving conditions.1 This gives you an approximate driving range of 900 km in one full tank!2 A feat that is only made possible by the Nissan e-POWER system. With this technology, the wheels are solely driven by an electric motor at all times, giving you a powerful and thrilling EV-like driving experience.
Forget range anxiety
But what sets the e-POWER system apart from other hybrids is its onboard gas engine that solely acts as a generator. The gasoline engine charges the battery when needed, ensuring you never run out of power on the road. It’s also equipped with e-Pedal Step (more on this later) and regenerative braking technology that helps charge the battery pack as you decelerate your vehicle. With this unique combination of a 100% electric-driven system and a gas engine that acts as a generator, the All-New Nissan Kicks e-POWER gives you all the benefits of electrified driving–enjoy longer, quieter, and more exciting rides, without worrying about where to find the next charging station.
Japanese engineering at its finest
Naoki Nakada, the powertrain engineer behind the legendary Nissan GT-R and the world’s first mass-market EV, the Nissan LEAF, developed the e-POWER system. His expertise has resulted in the exciting technology that enables the All-New Nissan Kicks e-POWER to deliver the speed and power of a sports car, and the torque-on-demand yet smooth driving experience of an EV.
Driving made easier
It’s not just all about power and performance. The All-New Nissan Kicks e-POWER also offers a more convenient and enjoyable driving experience with its e-Pedal Step. This technology lets you accelerate and decelerate with just the accelerator pedal, making driving in heavy traffic or stop-and-go situations a breeze.
Attractive pricing and cost-effective ownership
The All-New Nissan Kicks e-POWER is the game changer that does not break the bank. With a starting price of PHP 1,239,000, this electrified subcompact SUV is accessible and relatively affordably-priced. To sweeten the deal, Nissan also provides a five-year warranty that only requires twice-a-year preventive maintenance service, making for a very attractive low cost of ownership. But what about the battery, you may ask? Fear not as the battery is also covered by the five-year warranty for extra peace of mind.
Experience it for yourself
To wrap it up, the All-New Nissan Kicks e-POWER is a game-changing SUV that successfully combines a purely electric-driven system for a powerful and thrilling driving experience, and an onboard gas engine that solely acts as generator for uncompromising fuel efficiency and range. With this unique powertrain, this vehicle is a step towards full electrification while still being accessible to a wider range of consumers.
Now this all sounds too good to be true, so don’t take my word for it and experience this exciting vehicle for yourself. Visit nissan.ph/kicks to get a quote, find a dealer, and test drive the All-New Nissan Kicks e-POWER today. You won’t regret it.
1Combined city and highway driving based on UNR 101 testing but actual consumption may vary depending on different driving conditions and habits.
2 Based on 22 km/L fuel efficiency rate and 41 L of fuel capacity.