Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL)

Cascais, Portugal – We’re at the Nissan 360 program, the global product line-up of all Nissan and Infiniti cars.

I sat down with Motohiro Matsumura, President, Nissan Technical Center North America, Inc, to talk about the newest advanced technology that decreases emissions and increases fuel economy.

The goal, according to Matsumura, was to keep the balance of power and responsiveness that customers wanted, but decrease the emissions and increase the miles per gallon.

Since Infiniti is the advanced technology group of Nissan Motor the VVEL will be brought out on the G37 and the FX50 this year. How good is the VVEL?

If you compare the previous 3.5-liter G coupe engine with the VVEL G coupe there will be a 40 percent reduction in hydrocarbon emissions and a ten percent improvement in fuel economy.

Matsumura talks about the VVEL while the technology video plays in the background.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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