Along with the debut of the lithium-ion battery-powered Denki Cube electric vehicle concept, Nissan announced its mid-term environmental action plan at the 2008 New York Auto Show. Called the ‘Nissan Green Program 2010’ (NGP 2010), the program is focused on reducing CO2 emissions of Nissan products by 7 percent.
“The Nissan Green Program 2010 provides a transparent view of Nissan”s future commitments to all aspects of environmental management,” said Toshiyuki Shiga, Chief Operating Officer, NML. “Nissan Green Program 2010 has been designed to address immediate challenges as well as creating the foundation towards a long-term sustainable business model.”
Nissan plans to launch what it calls a ‘three-liter car’ by 2010, a gasoline powered car that runs 62 miles on three-liters of fuel. The number three Japanese automaker also plans to expand the availability of Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFV) within the next three years along with an electric vehicle to be launched early next decade.
Hybrid wise, Nissan has plans to introduce a hybrid model some time in 2010. It also plans to accelerate the development of plug-in hybrid technology.
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