Nissan to be carbon-neutral by 2050; 100％ of new vehicle offerings in key markets to be electrified by early 2030s
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has set the goal to achieve carbon neutrality across the company’s operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050. “Life cycle” includes raw material extraction, manufacturing, use, and the recycling or reuse of end-of-life vehicles. As part of this effort, by the early 2030s every all-new Nissan vehicle offering in key markets—Japan, China, the US and Europe—will be electrified.
Nissan will pursue further innovations in electrification and manufacturing technology to make progress on the company’s carbon neutrality goal in the following strategic areas:
Battery innovations including solid-state and related technologies to develop cost-competitive and more efficient electric vehicles;
Further development of Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrains to achieve greater energy efficiency;
Development of a battery ecosystem to support decentralized, onsite power generation for buildings with renewable energy sources. Nissan anticipates increased collaboration with the energy sector to support the decarbonization of power grids; and
Manufacturing process innovations to support higher productivity in vehicle assembly, starting with the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative. The company will also strive for greater energy and material efficiencies to support longer-term carbon neutrality ambitions.
The company’s electrification and emissions reduction efforts support the aims of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change and global progress toward carbon neutrality by 2050.
Nissan’s ambition also expands upon past initiatives under the Nissan Green Program and the company’s ongoing work to minimize the carbon footprint of its products and operations. The company introduced the world’s first mass-market electric car, the Nissan LEAF, and has sold more than 500,000 of the zero-emission vehicle to date. Nissan also continues to work with industry coalitions and authorities to develop infrastructure and raise public awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles.