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Interesting video - Check this out on Youtube from Alex on Autos - How the Nissan and Infiniti Hybrid System works - Pathfinder / Q60
Informative for hybrid owners and would-be hybrid buyers.
Published on Jun 22, 2014
Ever wondered how the single motor two clutch hybrid system in the Pathfinder, QX60, Q50 and Q70 works? In this short video I explain how this system operates and how it differs from the other hybrid systems on the market. Most importantly I explain why you may fail to get the lofty fuel economy numbers claimed and why the Pathfinder and QX60 seem so reluctant to operate in EV mode. - Alex on Autos
 

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If it's on youtube can you post the link to it here? just make sure when you do that the 's' in 'https' is not in the link so it embeds
 

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Basically he says what me and Rooster on this forum have said as well in the past. The battery/electric motor are too small for this pricey hyrbid SUV and they cheaped out not making the A/C (and water pump imo) electrically driven off the traction battery (probably because they knew they undersized the battery too much).

Still, great video for one to actually see and hear it described rather than just reading it on a forum.
 

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The reason the battery is so much smaller is because of space limitations, not because of price. The A/C however, I agree with you completely. My guess is that they will fix this over time a the model gets advanced.
 

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Yes, it's because of space where they dropped it under the third row, I realize that; I meant in a vehicle costing what this hybrid does they should have reworked the rear area a bit more to fit a larger battery amongst the other things. The other things w/o a larger capacity battery wouldn't really matter a whole lot.

It'd have been doable if the engineers were probably allowed more time, money and/or resources.
 

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Yes, it's because of space where they dropped it under the third row, I realize that; I meant in a vehicle costing what this hybrid does they should have reworked the rear area a bit more to fit a larger battery amongst the other things. The other things w/o a larger capacity battery wouldn't really matter a whole lot.

It'd have been doable if the engineers were probably allowed more time, money and/or resources.

Easily doable, use the storage space in the back where the subwoofer is located. Move the subwoofer to the space under the center console in the front.


Infiniti owes me $50K for system engineering consulting services.
 

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Here's how easy it would be. From the Infiniti parts bin:
• The Q50 HYBRID contains a Li-ion high voltage battery.
• The high voltage battery is mounted in the trunk area behind the rear seat, enclosed in a metal case and concealed by trim cover.
• The high voltage battery stores energy at approximately 346 - 400 volts DC.
• A vent hose is provided to exhaust gasses outside the vehicle if necessary

Q50 Hybrid Li-ion Battery Specifications
346V (400V max.)
12 modules (96 cells) 28.8V each
Dimensions 29.63 x 17.81 x 14.85 in. (752.5 x 452.4 x 377.1 mm)
Weight: 108.05 lbs (49 kg)
 
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