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Nissan confirms 15 new hybrids by 2016

 Nissan confirms 15 new hybrids by 2016
2013 Nissan Altima

Company aims to improve their average fuel efficiency

Nissan has announced plans to launch 15 new hybrids by 2016.

The company neglected to say which models will receive the hybrid treatment, but some of them will likely feature Nissan's new hybrid system which consists of a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery.

Speaking at a press conference in Yokohama, Nissan Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga said “Thanks to environmentally friendly technology and new products, we are completely in line with our targets for the reduction of C02 in the usage of vehicles." He added that the company will minimize their use of scarce natural resources, offer industry-leading fuel efficiency and maintain the lead in zero-emission (EV) technology.

Source: Nissan

Nissan reports on eco-targets, unveils hybrid plans

Dec. 12 – Yokohama – Nissan gave an update on a slew of eco-targets Wednesday, highlighting cuts in CO2 emissions and a plan to add 15 hybrid models by 2016.

Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga provided details on the company’s environmental commitments under the Nissan Green Program 2016 at a press briefing in Yokohama.

“Thanks to environmentally friendly technology and new products, we are completely in line with our targets for the reduction of C02 in the usage of vehicles, ” said Shiga.

“Other areas we’re tackling starts with manufacturing, logistics, offices and sales outlets.”

Longer term, Nissan aims to begin reducing total corporate C02 emissions in the 2020s, even as vehicle sales are projected to rise dramatically.

Also in the plan is a commitment to zero-emission leadership, minimizing the use of scarce natural resources and industry-leading fuel efficiency.

ew electric vehicles and 15 hybrids will build on an estimated 19% rise in average fuel economy since 2005 in major markets, which Nissan intends to improve even further.

“We’ve made most progress in raising fuel economy,” said Hiromi Asahi, deputy general manager of Nissan’s Environmental Planning Group.

“We’ve introduced five cars globally, including the Altima in the U.S., which have top-level fuel efficiency.”

That’s helping Nissan make each vehicle cleaner, while carbon emissions from auto production are now among the best in the industry.

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 KheirFrancis KheirFrancis
a RWD flaship sedan would be awesome, and a sentra coupe and altima coupe would be good as well. The maxima is due for a new look and a huge specs upgrade, so is the cube, versa, armada, murano, rogue, a hybrid and hybrid electric line would'nt be a stretch of the imagination. I look forward to see what nissan has comming up, Im sure we wont be dissapointed.
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December 27, 2012 5:33 am