Tokyo, Japan – Nissan Motor Company has provided an update on its environmental action plan, Nissan Green Program 2010, including a review of long-term CO2 emission reduction scenarios and a new automatic transmission for its clean diesel in the Japanese market.

The company said it has already produced tangible results toward its goal of reducing CO2 emissions, one of the priorities of the program. The reductions include the development of electric vehicles, the introduction of clean diesel and fuel-efficient vehicles, and energy savings in manufacturing, logistics and facilities operations.

Aiming to be a global leader in zero-emission vehicles, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has positioned electric vehicles as a core business strategy, and is accelerating its efforts for vehicle development and for establishing sustainable mobility partnerships in cooperation with governments and municipalities worldwide. At the moment, the Alliance has 27 such partnerships in place.

Nissan outlined several goals and achievements in this mid-term report, including the introduction of 16 eco-friendly models, called the Nissan ECO Series, in Japan in April 2009; a reveal of an original electric test vehicle to the public in August 2008; the establishment of its joint venture Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) in April 2007 to supply lithium ion batteries to automotive manufacturers worldwide; a reduction of 10 per cent of per-unit CO2 emissions from all Nissan plants globally during fiscal years 2007 and 2008, against a target of seven per cent; and the introduction of an automatic transmission-equipped clean diesel X-Trail 20GT in Japan that will be released in the spring of 2010.

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