MAKING NOTHING OUT OF SOMETHING
We believe the best way to address the problem of emissions is simply not to produce any emissions at all.
The Renault-Nissan alliance is leading the global automotive industry in developing zero-emission vehicles and bringing them within the reach of everyone. Yet our strategy goes beyond the vehicle itself. We are investing in renewable energy sources to help build, power and recycle them. And put in place the global infrastructure to make this happen.
LIGHTER, CLEANER, GREENER
CO2 emissions: FCVs and EVs produce the same: none at all.
Efficiencies in electric vehicle technology go beyond the powerful, light, easily rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. EVs have the highest rate of tank to wheel energy conversion, and the CO2 emissions from source of fuel to driven wheel are massively reduced compared to conventional power units.
EVs have a better conversion rate compared to other fuel cell technology. In addition, FCVs and EVs produce no emissions, and EVs use 100% of the energy it produces (compared to 80% for a standard fuel vehicle).
THE WORLD IS PLUGGING IN
Nissan’s global commitment to bringing more of zero-emission cars to more people
has led to the formation of new alliances and partnerships with governments and leading organisations.
CASE STUDY: PORTUGAL
For example, Portugal has agreed to offer considerable financial incentives of every EV purchased. In addition, they have pledged to increase the number of EV public fleet vehicles to 20% by 2011, create 1150 plug-in stations in Porto and Lisbon by 2011 and install hundreds of chargers over the rest of the country.