Imagine you have such a car or SUV, in which the technology used is going to be useful during research on the Moon. Yes, this is going to happen soon with the Nissan X-Trail hitting the Indian market. The company has used new-age hybrid technology in this SUV, which the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is going to use in its Lunar Rover. Lunar Rover means a robotic device used for research on the Moon. One who walks.
Nissan Motors and JAXA have been researching the Lunar Rover since January 2020. The technology that is going to be used to control the driving of the rover, the company has given the same technology in its X-Trail. The company has named it e-4ORCE.
What is Nissan’s e-4ORCE technology?
We all know that cars mainly run on 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive modes. A good SUV is considered a car with 4-wheel drive (4WD) mode. Nissan Motors has introduced this 4-wheel drive concept in its hybrid car by combining it with an electric motor.
How does e-4ORCE technology work?
Generally, in hybrid cars, electric motors are paired with the engine at the front wheels, which are used to provide power as well as control gear and brakes. It also uses re-generation technology at times, which automatically charges the battery and the combination of both gives better acceleration to the car. Like what is done with the Honda City eHEV.
Nissan India has fitted separate electric motors on both the front and rear wheels of the car under the e-4ORCE technology. This gives high output and torque. At the same time, both the electric motors control the brakes and speed of the four different wheels of the car in an optimized manner, this gives the car excellent stability on the road.
Will it be beneficial for common man?
Regarding the e-4ORCE, the company claims that due to this, when the brakes are applied in the car, the rider and the rider sitting behind feel less jolt. At the same time, having brakes and speed control on different wheels improves stability. It reduces the problem of motion sickness, At the same time, due to the re-generative motor, the battery is also charged automatically, due to which the fuel efficiency is better.
How will e-4ORCE work in Lunar Rover?
The surface of the Moon is very rough. In such a situation, this technology will help in controlling the four wheels of the rover separately. During the search mission on the Moon, with the help of this technology, the rover will be able to walk with better control on all types of surface. At the same time, due to the self-charging battery, the rover will need less energy source.
X-Trail can be so expensive
The company has not yet disclosed the price of the Nissan X-Trail. Although its testing has started in India. It is expected that its price can be in the range of Rs 40 lakh. At the same time, its price in the European market starts from Rs 26 lakh to Rs 34.60 lakh.