As many as 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2016! No exaggeration this! Nissan hopes to achieve the target when 2016 dawns. The announcement came about at the new mid-term environmental plan called the Nissan Green Program 2016, at Yokohama in Japan.
The new plan focuses on three areas: reduction of carbon footprint, shift to renewable energy and an increase in the diversity of resources used.
Nissan hopes to achieve cumulative sales of 1.5 million units of zero-emission vehicles across the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The car maker will carry out the development of an all-new fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) together with strategic partner Daimler. The company has already proclaimed that its fuel stack is the world’s best.
We get to hear that Nissan would get a 35% fuel economy improvement compared with that of 2005, by introducing new vehicles across a wide range of segments in Japan, China, Europe and the US. They include a front-wheel drive hybrid model and a plug-in hybrid model based on Nissan’s unique technology.
Nissan also plans to raise the usage rate of recycled materials to 25%. The recycled materials from production waste or end-of-life vehicles and parts will be applied to new vehicles.
There are also plans to make a 20% decrease in corporate CO2 emission compared to 2005 levels. It will be achieved by widening the scope of measurable objectives, including logistics, offices and leaderships in addition to production site and by shifting to renewable energy sources.
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