Nissan announces Nissan Green Program 2016, targets 1.5 million sales of zero-emission vehicles

By on Oct 24, 2011 in Automobile, Business, World Comments

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced on Monday, October 24, 2011 its latest environmental plan called the Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP 2016), their third environmental mid-term plan.

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According to a press release by Nissan on their official website, their new plan will focus on three areas including carbon footprint reduction, shift to renewable energy and increase of resources.

“More consumers are demanding products in line with their values, including cars and trucks with a lower carbon footprint.” Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn was quoted on the report.

“At the same time, we are using technology to make our factories greener and more efficient; Nissan wants to be part of the solution toward a sustainable society – for the sake of the planet and as a significant competitive advantage and a strategic differentiators in the global manufacturing sector.” Ghosn added.

Nissan revealed the targets of NGP2106 which include being the No. 1 in zero-emission vehicles, having 1.5 million cumulative sales of zero-emission vehicles across the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

In addition, Nissan aims for an average of 35% improvement in fuel economy as compared with 2005 for all Nissan vehicles sold in the US, Japan, China and Europe.

Nissan also targets to have a 20% carbon footprint reduction per vehicle of CO2 emission compared with the 2005 figures, as well as to raise the usage rate of recycled materials to 25 percent.

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