December 12, 2012
Nissan reports on eco-targets, unveils hybrid plans
Dec. 12 – Yokohama – Nissan gave an update on a slew of eco-targets Wednesday, highlighting cuts in CO2 emissions and a plan to add 15 hybrid models by 2016.
Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga provided details on the company’s environmental commitments under the Nissan Green Program 2016 at a press briefing in Yokohama.
“Thanks to environmentally friendly technology and new products, we are completely in line with our targets for the reduction of CO2 in the usage of vehicles, ” said Shiga.
“Other areas we’re tackling starts with manufacturing, logistics, offices and sales outlets.”
Longer term, Nissan aims to begin reducing total corporate CO2 emissions in the 2020s, even as vehicle sales are projected to rise dramatically.
Also in the plan is a commitment to zero-emission leadership, minimizing the use of scarce natural resources and industry-leading fuel efficiency.
New electric vehicles and 15 hybrids will build on an estimated 35% rise in average fuel economy since 2005 in major markets, which Nissan intends to improve even further.
“We’ve made most progress in raising fuel economy,” said Hiromi Asahi, deputy general manager of Nissan’s Environmental Planning Group.
“We’ve introduced five cars globally, including the Altima in the U.S., which have top-level fuel efficiency.”
That’s helping Nissan make each vehicle cleaner, while carbon emissions from auto production are now among the best in the industry.