Car manufacturer Nissan Motors has set the goal to achieve carbon neutrality across the company’s operations and lifecycle of its products by 2050.
As part of its plans, the firm aims for every new Nissan vehicle to be electrified across key markets by the early 2030s. It will also innovate on technological solutions and make progress on:
- Battery innovations including solid-state and related technologies to develop cost-competitive and more efficient electric vehicles;
- Further energy efficiency of Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrains
- 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;
- Manufacturing process innovations to support higher productivity in vehicle assembly;
- The company will also strive for greater energy and material efficiencies to support longer-term carbon neutrality ambitions.
Nissan’s goal builds on previous schemes to reduce emissions in relation to the U.N. Paris Agreement and its own Nissan Green Program. To date, it has sold more than half-a-million Nissan Leaf vehicles. The 100% electric vehicle offer by the early 2030s will be in Japan, China, the US and Europe.
Speaking about the plans, CEO of Nissan, Makoto Uchida, said: “We’re determined to help create a carbon neutral society and accelerate the global effort against climate change.
“Our offering in electrified vehicles will continue to expand around the world, and this will make a major contribution to Nissan becoming carbon neutral. We will continue to drive innovation that enriches people’s lives as we pursue a sustainable future for all.”