Nissan is working hard to lower emissions produced by all their vehicles. The company will soon implement an advanced supercharged engine matted to a hybrid powerplant.
Superchargers work by providing more baseline power than turbochargers. They deliver huge amounts of low end torque to hybrid engines, making them more powerful and pleasing most of the anti-hybrid crowd.
This hybrid, which will be available on cars at Firkins Nissan in Bradenton, connects a supercharged 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine with CVT transmission, electric motor and lithium-ion battery. Fuel economy ratings will depend on the vehicle itself. Nissan "seems to have set out to build a system that is equal parts performance and fuel economy."1
Other reports suggest the new system will debut in future Nissan Altima or Nissan Maxima vehicles. It will work with all engine types between 2.0 and 3.5 liters, as well as Nissan's high performance V6.