have an 2008 Nissan versa Hatchback and when i do run the ac compressor i can tell that it bogs down the engine quite a bit. Has any one tried or heard of any one changing the AC compression to one that was run by electric instead?
Hybrids and EVs use an electric compressor, but it runs on high voltage, which the versa doesn't have to supply. If it's a noticable difference in how the car runs with the AC on, you could have a problem with the system. It can't compress liquid and may be over labored. Look up "compressor slugged."