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Nissan North America Environmental Update

April 2007
 Filed under: NISSAN CORPORATE Car News | NISSAN CORPORATE Headlines
April 3, 2007 -- The Nissan Green Program 2010 is Nissan’s vision of its commitments to all aspects of environmental management – addressing immediate challenges as well as creating the foundation for a long-term, sustainable business model.

With a specific focus on the reduction of CO2 emissions, Nissan has embraced a multi-pronged philosophy of product development, which aims to deliver in a sustainable way the right technology, at the right time, in the right market, and at the right value to the customer.

Below is a snapshot of Nissan’s current and future efforts in applying our environmental philosophy in the U.S.
o Nissan at the New York Auto Show in April will introduce an engine that incorporates the variable valve event and lift (VEL) system, capable of reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 10%. The first vehicle to have this technology in North America will be an Infiniti.

o Nissan will develop new, clean diesel engines for North America to achieve the United States Tier2 BIN5 emissions standards. Nissan will launch clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. from the 2010 fiscal year.

o All current Nissan gasoline engines now are capable to run on a blend of up to 10% bio-ethanol (E10).
o Nissan has introduced the Titan FFV (E85) in 2005, and the Armada FFV (E85) will be available in the U.S. this year. Nissan plans to expand the E85 lineup to other Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in the post-Nissan Value-Up period.

o Nissan launched the 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid this February as its first entry in the hybrid electric vehicle market. With more muscle per gallon than the competition, it is the first hybrid to “drive like a Nissan,” featuring smooth acceleration, responsive handling, and a seamless delivery of power under all driving conditions.
o Nissan is planning to launch a vehicle powered by a Nissan-developed hybrid system in the U.S. in FY2010.
o Nissan is accelerating development of plug-in hybrid technologies that can utilize grid power to recharge batteries in addition to the onboard charging system.

o In December 2005, Nissan announced its first in-house developed fuel stack and a 70MPa high pressure storage cylinder. In the next year, Nissan will be announcing plans for its first commercially available fuel cell vehicle in the U.S. for introduction in the early part of the next decade.
o Nissan is working towards the establishment of a new company focused on the development, production and marketing of lithium-ion batteries.

o The next-generation electric vehicle will be introduced in Japan during the early part of the next decade, with field testing to be conducted through fiscal year 2010. After initial exploratory programs in California through the Altra EV and Hypermini EV, Nissan is studying the option of having the next generation EV for the U.S. market.

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Source: Nissan


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