Pursuing Sustainability
Between Nature and Industry

Starting with zero-emission cars

Nissan recognizes that the overuse of fossil fuels is believed to have an impact on the environment, and that means it’s time to do things a little differently to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. The Nissan Green Program 2016 includes action items detailing our environmental goals leading up to the year 2016:

Increase production of zero emission vehicles

less carbon emissions

more fuel efficient vehicles               

increase in recycled materials

Nissan’s first major step was introducing the NISSAN LEAF®, the 100% electric, zero-emission car. It now has over 75,000 cars on the road-making us the global leader in electric cars and winning recognition globally.

The New Fuel

Nissan LEAF: The New Fuel

The 2013 Nissan LEAF®
is Kelley Blue Book's Best Green Car of 2013.

The 2013 Pathfinder Hybrid is one example of an overachiever that fits the PUREDRIVE requirements without compromising performance. It’s powered by a supercharged 2.5 liter 4-cylinder gas engine and a hybrid drivetrain, it has 270 horsepower at its disposal, yet is still capable of up to 28 MPG on the highway1, and up to 546 miles on a tank of gas2. Advanced aerodynamics, the XTRONIC CVT, a brake system that actually collects energy, and a compact lithium-ion battery all help increase efficiency.

1. 2014 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 MPG Highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

2. 546 mile estimated range calculated using 2014 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 28 MPG highway multiplied by 19.5 gallon tank capacity. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Innovations

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Innovations

But the cars are just the beginning; Nissan has since begun our Green Program 2016, encouraging changes that will promote sustainability through new ways of doing things. These innovative concepts will help us work toward our goal of significantly lessening the environmental impact and resource usage caused by our operations and vehicles.

Nissan is demonstrating our dedication to the cause through more than just our cars-we want to start at production level. Which is why one of the important features of the Green Program is the focus on the facilities in which certain models are built.

Nissan Awarded ENERGY STAR Award
for the Nissan North America Canton Plant.

– The Environmental Protection Agency

Sustainability is a top priority in the construction of the Resende plant set to open in Brazil in the second half of 2014. Some of the features include:

  • "Green Belt" that circles the entire facility and is designed to help neutralize CO2 emissions while also reducing noise levels

  • One of the lowest rates of CO2 emissions among automotive companies

  • Sourcing raw material near the plant to reduce emissions that occur during transport

  • Use of state-of-the-art equipment and production technologies to provide greater energy efficiency

  • Reduction of energy use by using more natural light

Additionally, construction of wetlands in the area will assist in creating that harmony between industry and the environment that Nissan knows is vital to the future of the automotive industry.

"At Nissan, a company built on technological
innovation, we welcome the 'greening'
of consumer demand with enthusiasm."

– Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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