Hybrids Replacing Diesels in European Market, Says Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn

By Jon LeSage Renault-Nissan will be bringing its new hybrid technology with “e-Power” transmission to Europe to respond to diesel’s decline in the market, CEO Carlos Ghosn said yesterday in Paris.
The “e-Power” transmission had been introduced a day earlier by Nissan for its Note subcompact hatchback sold in Japan. The new gasoline-engine hybrid technology provides a hybrid car with an electric generator powered by a small gasoline engine, instead of by the large battery pack used in the all-electric Nissan Leaf.
The e-Power system is much cheaper than all-electric cars and never needs charging. Fuel economy ratings suggest that its carbon dioxide output compares

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