The concept also will feature a different hybrid powertrain get from the Note e-Power production car. Opened advanced last year in Japan, the e-Power is a successions hybrid that sets a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine with an energy generator and inverter, which gets its electricity from using the engine as a generator for the car’s electric engine. What’s intriguing about this brand-new powertrain is that, despite effectively being an electric car with a gasoline generator, it doesn’t have the option of being loaded from the form, as it has no plug-in port. Instead, it relies wholly on the engine for electricity.
While this may seem weird given the growth of plug-in hybrids such as the Chevrolet Volt and the Toyota Prius Prime, this brand-new system doesn’t have much artillery to charge. The artillery pack will be around 1/20 the magnitude of that in the Leaf. The important benefit here is that the artillery doesn’t enter on indoor space, since it’s neatly encase underneath the front rooms. It may not have the zing of an out-and-out sports car, but this Juke concept should have the fast consequence of an electric car. Expect a value of around $20,000, when the Juke e-Power eventually reaches the mart. Whether that mart will include the United States is unclear, as the U.S. currently doesn’t get the Note e-Power, although we are a first outlet for the current Juke.