It's probably too much to hope that the report is wrong about it using petrol as fuel.
As I mentioned in MY OP four years ago, IMO gasoline is a poor choice for fueling a rang-extended BEV.
It's pathetic that the public is so convinced that gasoline is desirable, that no BEVx manufacturer may consider using a superior fuel.
Wacky Gripz concept (vaguely) previews Nissan's next compact SUV – and its range-extender tech
...As we reported last week, Nissan will unveil its first range-extending EV as early as 2016, but it won’t be the next LEAF, so unless it’s a dedicated new ‘green’ model, the JUKE EV could be revealed earlier than expected next year.
Effectively an electric vehicle incorporating an onboard engine to power the batteries but not drive the wheels, the ‘REV’ will combine the LEAF’s large-capacity electric motor with a small-capacity petrol engine that acts as a generator to charge the batteries when they run down...
http://www.motoring.com.au/nissan-to-to ... ke-100484/