Environmental Organization Recognizes Climate Change Leadership of Nissan
Making the Earth a safer, healthier planet is not the main focus of many automakers. But, for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., being a leader in the fight against climate change is a major priority, and its efforts have just been recognized.
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Nissan has been added to the 2019 “A List” for its climate change leadership by CDP, a nonprofit organization focused on building economic stability. Nissan’s win was due to its eco-friendly powertrains and its championing other ways to be kinder and more protective of the planet through its practices, philosophy and engineering initiatives,
“Nissan is committed to establishing a new level of cooperative relationship with our business partners and other stakeholders, and to accelerate our efforts toward the realization of a more sustainable mobility society,” Nissan Corporate Vice President Tsuyoshi Tatsumi said at a reporting session for the CDP 2019 Japan Report.
The 2019 A List includes a whopping 179 companies in total.
The Nissan LEAF, the automaker’s famous all-electric vehicle, was first introduced in the U.S. and Japan in December of 2010. Since then, it has earned the title of the “best-selling electric vehicle of all time” along with accolades such as “2019 Best Electric Vehicle” from Kelley Blue Book, “2018 World Green Car” from the World Car Awards, and “Electric Car of the Year” from the Company Car Today CCT 2019 awards.
2020 Nissan LEAF
Nissan has continued to improve the EV, and the 2020 LEAF is equipped with a 226-mile driving range that relies solely on power harnessed from a 62 kWh electric battery. Drivers can also opt for a 40 kWh battery.
Nissan Ariya Concept
Wanting to give drivers another EV model option in addition to the five-door hatchback LEAF, Nissan introduced an all-electric crossover SUV at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and at CES 2020. The Nissan Ariya Concept Electric SUV is equipped with the automaker’s suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility driver-assist technologies and safety systems.
“The Ariya Concept highlights Nissan’s promise of an entirely new driving experience that’s just on the horizon,” said Takao Asami, senior vice president for research and advanced engineering at Nissan. “This zero-emission crossover isn’t a concept car based on far-off ideas; it’s a showcase of technologies available in the very near term.”
Get a Closer Look: At the new Nissan Ariya Concept
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