Nissan - Electric Hybrid Truck Manufacturer.
Nissan and ZF, the German driveline technology specialists, have collaborated to demonstrate the potential of hybrid engine technology application on a commercial vehicle. Promising improved fuel consumption, reduced emissions and lower running costs, the key to this special Cabstar prototype is its hybrid powertrain which uses ZF prototype products featuring a powerful electric motor to supplement the conventional 3.0-litre diesel engine. Nissan’s brief to ZF was to develop a state-of-the-art hybrid vehicle without compromising performance, comfort and ability ZF’s solution has been to develop a parallel hybrid powertrain with a powerful electric motor (eMotor powered by an ion-lithium battery) supplementing the Cabstar’s conventional diesel engine: the concept is based on a truck powered by Nissan’s 3.0-litre common-rail diesel developing 110kW (150PS). The Hybrid Cabstar is expected to cut fuel bills by up to 30 per cent as well as removing polluting emissions in city centres.