Nissan Unveils "X-in-1" Approach to Electrified Powertrain Development, Aims to Reduce Costs by 30% by 2026

Jacob Brooke
March 9, 2023

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan has unveiled its new approach to electrified powertrain development called "X-in-1," which aims to increase the competitiveness of its electric and e-POWER vehicles. The approach involves modularizing and sharing core EV and e-POWER powertrain components, resulting in a 30% reduction in development and manufacturing costs by 2026, compared to 2019.

Nissan has developed a 3-in-1 powertrain prototype that modularizes the motor, inverter, and reducer for use in EVs. Additionally, a 5-in-1 prototype that modularizes the generator and increaser is planned for use in e-POWER vehicles. The X-in-1 approach enables EV and e-POWER core components to be produced on the same line, covering 3-in-1, 5-in-1, and other possible variants.

3-in-1 Nissan Electrification (EV) Diagram

This approach offers several benefits, including improved production efficiencies, a reduction in powertrain costs, size and weight reduction of the unit, improved vehicle driving performance, and minimized noise and vibration. Nissan also aims to achieve e-POWER price parity with ICE vehicles by around 2026.

Nissan Senior Vice President Toshihiro Hirai, who leads powertrain & EV engineering development, said, "We make the most of our expertise and know-how from our more-than-a-decade long development and production of electrified technologies. Through our innovations in electrified powertrain development, we’ll continue to create new value for customers and deliver 100% motor-driven vehicles - EVs and e-POWER - as widely as possible."

Nissan's long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030, aims to introduce 27 new electrified models, including 19 EVs, by fiscal year 2030. The company plans to bring the unique value of its electrified vehicles to the broadest range of customers by introducing the most suitable models to each market at the appropriate time.

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