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“Zero-emission Leadership”


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Nissan leads the pack towards a zero-emission society.

To realize a sustainable society, Nissan is committed to “becoming a leader in zero-emission vehicles” and is targeting the circulation of Zero-Emission Vehicle which emits no CO2 while traveling. Nissan is putting in its distinct latest technologies to achieve an exit from exhaustive resources in order to strengthen development and production of EV (Electric Vehicles) and FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) which are able to reduce CO2. We have set a goal of achieving the overall sales of EV’s (including the Nissan LEAF) to 1.5 million by FY 2016. However, producing and selling Zero-Emission Vehicles are merely initial steps towards realizing a sustainable society. The key to realizing a sustainable society is to establish and maintain social infrastructure such as the development and installation of quick chargers for EVs and hydrogen stations for FCEVs. Nissan is fully devoted to zero-emission mobility through a comprehensive approach of establishing partnerships with governments, local governments, electricity companies, and other companies.

Scenario for CO2 emission volume reduction

According to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, the CO2 concentration level in the atmosphere must be stable at below 450ppm in order to hold the rise in the earth’s average temperature within 2 ̊C. Under this premise, Nissan estimated that the CO2 emission of new vehicles must be reduced by 90% (as compared to 2000) by 2050. We target CO2 reduction through power source improvements and energy conversion.

Assertive use of renewable energy

As electric vehicles are powered by electricity which can be made from various energy sources, it can also be said that this technology is sustainable mobility from a non-exhaustible resource perspective.

Potential of EV towards the realization of a true low carbon society

Even though the vehicles themselves become cleaner, this alone is not sufficient to realize a truly clean low carbon society. Renewable energy, such as solar power and wind power generation, must be circulated widely throughout regions and societies. We believe the battery used in EVs have huge potential. Nissan carries out evaluation projects with various partners. One of which would be the proposed with Yokohama city and private enterprises. This project uses EV batteries to store energy created from relatively non stable renewable energy sources such as
solar power. Stable supply of electricity and peak shaving can be achieved by combining EV into the electricity network. Towards an era where vehicles become a part of social infrastructure and play a role in energy management... Nissan continues to progress in this development and is taking action towards a sustainable society.

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