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Nissan Qashqai e-Power: The ideal solution for those not yet ready for an all-electric car?

June 12, 2023

The solution?

Driving electric can be a challenge if you live in an apartment where installing a charging station is not possible, or on a street with no charging infrastructure. An EV is also not always attractive if you regularly need to travel longer distances on the highway. Not everyone feels like mapping out a route past charging stations at home at the kitchen table before traveling. But what if you don’t want to fall behind your neighbors and not be the only one on the street to have a car with an old-fashioned turbocharged engine parked outside your door?

Transition car

Then you might consider a visit to a Nissan showroom. In fact, the Japanese have the ideal transitional car on display: the Qashqai e-Power. With this car, according to the brand, you can get used to the benefits of electric propulsion without worrying about limited charging options and range. After all, it is an electric car that you never have to charge. That sounds almost too good to be true. therefore took a trip with the ingenious Nissan and examined how it works and exactly what its advantages are.

How does it work?

First, let’s discuss what he does. As mentioned earlier, the Qashqai e-Power always drives electric. At least, the electric motor always drives the wheels. This means you can continuously enjoy the benefits of electric driving, such as a smooth and quiet ride. So you don’t have to shift gears yourself either. There are no switching moments at all. So it’s like an electric car.

Nice and fast

And let’s not forget the rapid acceleration, thanks to the readily available power from the 190-hp electric motor. You always have the impressive torque of 330 Nm at your immediate disposal. Like an all-electric car, it is therefore quite smooth. A 0-100 sprint is over in just 7.9 seconds. So you can keep up with your neighbor’s electric crossover.


Now you’re probably wondering: if you don’t need to charge the Qashqai e-Power, where does it get its power from? The answer is simple and familiar: you just fill it up at a gas station. In fact, the Qashqai e-Power is a hybrid car with a gasoline engine acting as a generator for the electric motor. The Qashqai e-Power thus generates its own power, which is then stored in a compact battery. From this battery, power is sent to the electric motor, which turns the wheels.


In the Japanese crossover, you won’t easily suffer from range anxiety. A range of “a whopping” 500 kilometers – as is the case with the best electric cars – makes the Qashqai laugh. After refueling, the Qashqai on-board computer indicates a solid range of over 800 kilometers. See, that’s helpful.

The Qashqai e-Power can also recover energy while driving. In fact, it features a regenerative braking system, which converts energy released when braking into electricity. This reduces fuel consumption and gives you a few extra miles of range each time. In addition, this way you don’t have to hit your brakes as often and hard; the car automatically brakes on the engine. Also saves wear and tear on your brakes so. You also encounter this technology in all-electric cars.

Nissan Qashqai e-Power

As mentioned, the Qashqai e-Power is a godsend for people who cannot charge at home. But also for people who just don’t feel like fiddling with plugs yet or fear range anxiety. With the Qashqai e-Power, you don’t have to worry about charging or limited range. You can fill up as usual and still enjoy a worry-free electric driving experience. A case of not the burden but the benefits….

In the video below, we tell you more about our experience with the special hybrid car during our road trip with the Qashqai e-Power to a special location.