Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nissan's Commitment to Sustainability and the New Mobility Electric Concept Car

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is well known for greener vehicles like the Leaf, the first 100% electric, mass-marketed, zero-emission car, but it is also involved with a host of sustainable initiatives including other greener cars. One of those cars was announced on November 1, 2010, this EV concept with zero emissions is known as the New Mobility Concept.

Nissan developed this vehicle for the elderly and single households, as well as the trend of driving short-distances or in smaller groups.

The New Mobility Concept is a golf cart-like EV that is, easy, innovative, safe, and clean. These four keywords outline the New Mobility concept:

  • Innovative - Two-seater compact mobility for various needs and occasions
  • Easy - Size which enables anyone to drive and park easily
  • Safe - Maneuverability equivalent to motorbikes with greater safety
  • Clean - No emissions while driving

In addition to the development and production of EVs, Nissan is taking a comprehensive approach to promote sustainable mobility. This includes Nissan's engagement with more than 80 zero-emission partnerships worldwide with countries, cities, organizations and other key stakeholders. Nissan is also behind the deployment of charging infrastructure, second-life use of lithium-ion batteries in EVs and the promotion of recycling parts used in vehicle production.

© 2011, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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