SHANGHAI, Oct 15, 2021, Gasgoo. Dongfeng Motor Company Limited (DFL), the 50/50 joint venture between Dongfeng Motor Group and Nissan Motor, announced on Oct. 14 the decision to mass produce the Nissan e-Power driver motors and controllers, Gasgoo reported.
The e-Power is a hybrid system in-house developed by Nissan, while featuring a 100% electric motor-driven system that provides responsive acceleration, smooth deceleration and cabin quietness similar to an EV. In conventional hybrid systems, the wheels are driven by an electric motor and a gasoline engine. However, in the e-POWER system, the gasoline engine is not connected to the wheels; it simply charges the battery.
The first model to carry the China-made e-Power system is the Sylphy and is expected to hit the market this month.
The e-Power system will be manufactured by Dongfeng (Wuhan) Electric Drive Systems Co., Ltd. Founded in August 2019, the company engages in producing Nissan-branded electric drive systems to support the vehicle production for Dongfeng Nissan and Dongfeng Infiniti. It is expected to hit an annual output value of 3 billion yuan ($466.295 million) by 2023.
The start of e-Power system volume production indicates Dongfeng (Wuhan) Electric Drive Systems Co.,Ltd. has completed the installation and debugging of manufacturing facilities, and the building of TRM (total productive management) system and an operational system.