Nissan Motor Co. announced Monday its environmental action plan, focusing on globally reducing carbon-dioxide emissions.
The “Nissan Green Program 2010” plan includes launching a “three-liter car” that will run 100km on three liters of fuel. The planned Japanese launch date for the auto is 2010.
Nissan also has a global imitative to reduce volatile organic compounds through manufacturing processes, so they are lower than local government regulations. An additional focus for manufacturing will be to reduce CO2 emissions from all Nissan plants by seven percent.
“Our focus in manufacturing has been on the continual improvement of our environmental performance;” Tadao Takahashi, Executive Vice President, Manufacturing, said. “Our new environmental plan takes that performance to the ultimate goal of zero waste in our manufacturing processes.”
In 2007, Nissan will introduce its first hybrid car, the U.S. market Altima sedan, which utilizes a hybrid system developed outside the company.