28 Jun '16, 4am

Range Extender and Self-Steering Tech to Debut on Nissan Electric Vehicle

Range Extender and Self-Steering Tech to Debut on Nissan Electric Vehicle

Nissan is focused on introducing two new technologies this year on a new electric vehicle as it strives to become a leader in EVs and autonomous vehicles. The Japanese automaker will add a new range extender engine for its electric vehicles in hopes of relieving range anxiety. In addition, it will begin rolling out its autonomous technologies with a single-lane, self-driving steering feature. Both the range extender engine and the self-driving steering feature will debut on Japan-market vehicles in the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. The self-driving feature will then roll out to the U.S., Europe and China. The company didn’t reveal any plans on bringing the range extender to other markets. The new hybrid powertrain, called e-Power, made its debut on the Gripz concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It uses a system that is similar to the Chevrolet Volt, takin...

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