Nissan announces Green Program 2016; targeting cumulative sales of 1.5M zero-emission vehicles across Alliance; new fuel cell electric vehicle with Daimler, new Nissan PHEV
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced its new six-year environmental plan, Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP 2016). This new plan will focus on three areas: reduction of carbon footprint; shift to renewable energy; and an increase in the diversity of resources used by Nissan. The company said it will spend 70% of its annual research and advanced engineering budget on environmental technologies.
Nissan Green Program 2016, the company’s third environmental mid-term plan, aims to deliver the following by the end of fiscal year 2016:
No. 1 in Zero-Emission Vehicles: cumulative sales of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles across the Renault-Nissan Alliance. On behalf of the Alliance, Nissan will lead the development of an all-new fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) together with strategic partner, Daimler.
Nissan is also planning to have 4 EVs on the market, including the Nissan LEAF, and says it will take global leadership in supplying batteries for electric drive. It also plans to develop and EV charge & discharge system and information network as well as to demonstrate smart house/ community/ grid technology, starting from Yokohama City.
Nissan said it will also provide a second-life energy storage system with used EV batteries through the 4R business.
Leading fuel efficiency: 35% fuel economy improvement compared with 2005 on a corporate average by launching products delivering class-leading fuel efficiency across a wide range of segments in Japan, China, Europe and the United States such as: an all-new front-wheel drive hybrid model and an all-new plug-in hybrid model based on Nissan’s unique technology. Nissan will also introduce a next-generation continuously variable transmission (CVT) and reach 20 million units of cumulative CVT production since Nissan’s first launch in 1992.
Nissan will also focus on developing light-weight technologies with structure optimization, new materials and new manufacturing processes.
The company also plans to contribute to CO2 reduction through the development of ITS technologies, and will collaborate to improve traffic congestion and eco-driving with the Beijing (China) City Government.
Leading low corporate carbon footprint: Reduce CO2 emissions corresponding to corporate activities by 20% per vehicle compared with 2005 through: widening the scope of measurable objectives, including logistics, offices, and dealerships in addition to production sites; and the introduction of renewable energy sources for manufacturing and related facilities.
Leading closed-loop recycling: being the first in the auto industry to set a recycling objective and adopt a comprehensive closed-loop recycling scheme, including steel, aluminum and plastic. Highlights include: achieving a recycled resource usage rate of 25% by 2016; applying recycled materials from production waste or end-of-life vehicles and parts into new vehicles; and reducing consumption of rare earth elements.