Nissan Carbon Emissions

As we all strive to be better stewards of the environment, Nissan is leading the way with ambitious - but feasible - goals. Specifically, Nissan has raised the bar and set the goal to become carbon-neutral across the organization's operations and product lifecycle by 2050. To achieve this goal, every new Nissan vehicle available in key markets will have to be electrified.

At Hamilton Nissan, we're proud to be a part of the Nissan family, and we're even prouder to offer the tailored  solutions you need. Let's take a closer look at Nissan's carbon-neutral goal and what it means to you. 

How Will Nissan Achieve 100% Carbon Neutrality?

Driven by innovation, Nissan has implemented or is planning to implement on a number of solutions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. These innovations include the following.

Battery Innovations

Nissan will leverage the latest innovations in battery technology, including solid-state and associated solutions. These innovations will drive more efficient and cost-effective electric vehicles. 

Progress with Nissan's e-Power Electrified Powertrain

Nissan's e-Power system allows you to enjoy the many benefits of an electric vehicle, such as instant-response massive torque instantly that smooth acceleration and enhanced drive response. And excellent efficiency is standard. However, Nissan will continue to develop the technology to achieve even greater efficiency. We will discuss the current status of the e-Power system below.  

Creation of a More Robust Battery Ecosystem

Nissan will develop a robust battery ecosystem that supports decentralized, on-site power generations for facilities with renewable energy sources. Nissan expects to continually collaborate with the energy sector to support more advanced, decarbonized power grids.

Deliver Higher Manufacturing Productivity

Nissan will also work to support more efficient productivity in vehicle assembly, including greater material and energy efficiencies during manufacturing. This initiative will support longer-term ambitions for carbon neutrality. 

What Is Nissan e-POWER

The e-Power system delivers a completely electric motor drive, which means the wheels are entirely driven by the electric motor. This innovative system is made up of a high-output battery. The powertrain is integrated with a power generator, gasoline engine, motor, and inverter. In a standard hybrid system, the wheels are driven by a gasoline engine and electric motor. However, in Nissan's e-Power system the engine isn't connected to the wheels. Instead, the engine is used to simply charge the battery. Also, in the e-Power system - unlike a traditional electric vehicle - the source of power is the engine instead of the stand-alone battery. 

The structure of the system typically requires a larger motor because it's the primary and direct source used to drive wheels. This has made it difficult for automotive manufacturers to mount the system in compact vehicles. Fortunately, Nissan has overcome this common design pitfall.

Today, Nissan has discovered how to develop more responsive motor control methods, reduce weight, and optimize energy management. And this allows e-Power to use a battery smaller than the one in the LEAF, but deliver the exact premium driving experience as a full electric vehicle. Moving forward, Nissan will continue to evolve this powertrain to help move closer to the ambitious 2050 efficiency goals. 

The Nissan Green Program

The latest goals are designed to expand upon what was started under the Nissan Green Program. Under this program, the leading manufacturer set a scientifically-grounded target of reducing CO2 emissions from new vehicles by 90% in 2050. To achieve this goal, Nissan established a new scenario for powertrain technologies. However, the level of CO2 emissions aren't just influenced by the performance of your vehicle and fuel type - it's also impacted by how you drive and the traffic conditions. As such, Nissan focuses on three key elements to reduce CO2 emissions: the vehicle, driver, and traffic conditions. Nissan will attempt to mitigate real-world CO2 with a tri-prong attack:

  1. Strive for cleaner energy across all vehicles. Nissan is aggressively expanding its EV lineup and implementing e-Power tech in core products.
  2. Leverage connected technology and active coaching to improve support for behavior. 
  3. Alter vehicle use patterns.

The Nissan LEAF

The iconic Nissan LEAF was the world's first mass-market electric vehicle. And today, the LEAF has sold over 500,000 units to date. With attractive looks and state-of-the-art technology, the LEAF is a zero-emission vehicle and serves as the blueprint for innovative solutions to come. 

Contact Hamilton Nissan

At Hamilton Nissan, we believe the automotive industry can be a leading force of change in climate and environmental needs. We are proud to offer the full inventory of stylish, cutting-edge, and efficient Nissan vehicles. While the manufacturer's goal is to be carbon-neutral by 2050, you can do your part with a new Nissan LEAF at Hamilton Nissan today. Not in the market for a full EV? We are also home to the entire award-winning, efficient lineup of new Nissan cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. And in the event you can't decide which new Nissan is best for your needs, the team at Hamilton Nissan can and will help. 

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