Published on March 10th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


Nissan Announces “X-in-1” Approach To EV & e-Power Development

Nissan X-in-1 is a new way for the company to cut costs in electrified development.

Nissan has announced its new approach to electrified powertrain development, which it has named “X-in-1”. This approach will allow for core EV and e-POWER powertrain components to be shared and modularized, resulting in a 30% reduction in development and manufacturing costs by 2026.

Nissan X-in-1 ev and hev development

The X-in-1 approach will enable Nissan to increase the competitiveness of its EV and e-POWER vehicles, and the company has already developed a 3-in-1 powertrain prototype that modularizes the motor, inverter, and reducer, which is intended for use in EVs.

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Additionally, a 5-in-1 prototype that modularizes the generator and increaser is planned for use in e-POWER vehicles.

This new approach will allow for EV and e-POWER core components to be produced on the same line, making production more efficient and reducing powertrain costs by approximately 30% compared to 2019. Nissan aims to achieve e-POWER price parity with ICE vehicles by around 2026.

The X-in-1 approach provides several benefits, including size and weight reduction of the unit, which improves vehicle driving performance and minimizes noise and vibration. Nissan has also adopted a newly developed motor that reduces the use of heavy rare earth elements to 1% or less of magnet weight.

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 aims to create new value for customers and deliver 100% motor-driven vehicles – EVs and e-POWER – as widely as possible. Under its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030, the company plans to bolster its lineup with 27 new electrified models, including 19 EVs, by fiscal year 2030. The company aims 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.


Nissan has a long history of developing and producing electrified technologies, starting with the mass-market introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010. Since then, the company has been carefully listening to its EV customers around the world and launched its unique e-POWER electrified powertrain in 2016.

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