BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Nissan Philippines held a twin launch of its two newest cars here, showing off its all-new models for the sub compact SUV category, Livina, and Kicks, its entry for the electric powered segment.
The launch at the SMX Bacolod Atrium drew a sizeable crowd who wanted to see the two new models.
The Kicks wowed some of those in attendance and converted some of them into getting an electric car.
“The fact that it can charge its battery on the move won me over to it,” a mid-level executive of a BPO firm here who asked not to be named told DNX after attending the launch.
Antonio “Binggoy” Mauricio, associate manager for sales of Nissan Philippines told DNX the technological innovation addresses the worries of a potential EV owner on driving range and the need to plug it in.
In short, an EV owner has to worry about the car running out of juice on the highway.
Nissan’s Kicks has solved that actually with a 1.2 liter, three cylinder combustion engine that is basically a little dynamo that charges its battery.
The engine is reportedly a flex fuel one, which means it can be used with renewable, low-emission fuel, an article on The News Wheel said.
In simple terms, it is an innovation that can be summed up as: charging while moving.
A full tank of 41 liters gives the Kicks a driving range of 900 kilometers.
In short, one can drive from here to Dumaguete City in Oriental Negros 155 kilometers away and back.
Not just once but twice and the battery will still have juice.
Know more about the Kicks in the video report of Nikki Magbanua below.