How Nissan Hybrid Cars Are Making A Difference
The world is in the middle of both a global technological revolution and a catastrophic
worldwide climate crisis. Both of these advancing global events have spurred major
changes in the auto industry worldwide. Instead of relying on gas-powered engines to
directly power their cars, many major multinational automaker brands have shifted their
focus toward advancing their EV tech in order to design and mass-produce more
efficient and high-performing Nissan hybrid cars and all-electric vehicles.
Hybrid cars are cars that use two different types of power to run. They are equipped
with both a gas engine and an electric motor that is powered by an electric battery.
All-electric vehicles, on the other hand, run on 100% electric power with a rechargeable
battery and no gas engine.
Since the release of the first hybrid vehicle—the iconic Toyota Prius—two decades ago
in 2000, hybrid vehicles have become much more widespread, practical, and affordable
on the mainstream auto market. Many major multinational automakers have released
their own hybrid models, so there are also quite a few more options for hybrid vehicles
on the mainstream auto market than there were 10 or even 5 years ago.
Many major automaker brands share the goal of advancing their all-electric tech in order
to eventually design, produce, and mass-distribute more practical 100% EV vehicles for
consumers. However, hybrid cars remain popular and relevant on the mainstream auto
market because their dual-powered tech allows for convenient re-fueling and makes
hybrid vehicles more familiar and appealing for drivers who are used to gas-powered
Among major players on the mainstream auto market, multinational automaker Nissan
is one of the most committed to advancing their hybrid vehicle tech and introducing
more alternative fuel vehicles to their lineup.
About Nissan’s Hybrid Tech
Several of the vehicles in Nissan’s current lineup are available as hybrid models. Nissan
is a leader in the auto industry when it comes to hybrid vehicle tech. The hybrid vehicles
in Nissan’s lineup are among the most advanced and highest-performing hybrids on the
mainstream auto market.
Each Nissan hybrid vehicle is designed with a parallel hybrid system that uses both a
gas-powered engine and an electric motor to get the power it needs to run smoothly.
Hybrids from Nissan are also equipped with large lithium-ion batteries that directly
power these vehicles’ electric motors and offer quick, responsive acceleration and high
Nissan Advancing Accessibility & Affordability of Hybrid & All-Electric Vehicles
Nissan is dedicated to minimizing their carbon footprint and ensuring a sustainable
future for all.
In order to accomplish those goals, Nissan continuously goes above and beyond to
advance the accessibility and affordability of the hybrid and all-electric vehicles in their
lineup in order to make them more practical options for all drivers.
Nissan introduced the first-ever mass-market all-electric vehicle on the global auto
market with their launch of the Nissan LEAF EV in 2010. As of the first quarter of 2019,
the Nissan LEAF had surpassed 400,000 sales on the mainstream auto market, and its
sales are projected to continue to rise through 2020 and beyond. The Nissan LEAF runs
off of 100% electric power. It uses zero gas and is instead equipped with an electric
motor that is powered by a large lithium-ion battery that plugs in to recharge.
A recent development in Nissan’s advancement of their hybrid and all-electric tech is
this multinational automaker’s decision to switch the SUVs in their European lineup from
diesel to plug-in hybrid models.
This means that Nissan is set to release plug-in hybrid versions of their best-selling
SUV models throughout Europe. Notable SUVs in Nissan’s lineup that are switching
from diesel to hybrid power on the European market include the Nissan Juke and
Qashqai crossover and the Nissan Rogue crossover.
Nissan is definitely an automaker brand to keep your eyes on as they continue to
advance and expand their hybrid and all-electric vehicle tech into the future.