Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The new system – a world first for automotive use – features an e-Bio Fuel-Cell with an SOFC power generator. SOFC is a fuel cell utilizing the reaction of multiple fuels, including ethanol and natural gas, with oxygen to produce electricity with high efficiency.
European Council President Donald Tusk had a front-seat view to Nissan's ProPilot autonomous drive technology on Thursday at the G7 summit in Ise-shima, Japan. The EC President's car was among a cavalcade of Group of Seven next-generation vehicles. The Nissan autonomous drive road session was one of a number of events planned during the Japan-hosted G7 Summit on May 26 and 27.
Some say he eats a whole Versa Note for breakfast. Some say his bed is a GT-R chassis, and he sleeps sideways. All we know is he's called Paul Eames, and he is Nissan's very own tame racing driver. As car fans around the world prepare for the eagerly anticipated new series of hit BBC TV show Top Gear, Nissan has removed the helmet of its top European test driver for the first time to reveal his identity.
Nissan, the global leader in all electric vehicles, will be electrifying the UEFA Champions League Final in Milan this weekend. As the official global automotive sponsor of Europe's most prestigious football competition, Nissan will supply more than 100 electric vehicles to UEFA and associated sponsors to transport guests and officials during the final weekend.
The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo was on display at the Copper Box in Olympic Park, London, during the launch of a new game, Grand Turismo Sport. Displayed alongside seven other full-size concept cars, the largest ever gathering of GT concept vision cars in one place, the vehicle provides a visualization of what a high performance Nissan could look like in the future.
This week marked the opening of the Tsinghua University (Department of Automotive Engineering) - Nissan Joint Research Center for Intelligent Mobility (the Joint Research Center), a collaboration between Nissan and Tsinghua University in Beijing to work on research and development of electric vehicle and autonomous drive technologies for the Chinese market.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Arc Ltd. announced today joint development of an atomic analysis methodology that will aid in boosting the performance of lithium-ion batteries, and ultimately extend the driving range of zero-emission electric vehicles.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today the appointment of its first chief sustainability officer, senior vice president Hitoshi Kawaguchi. As chief sustainability officer, Kawaguchi's responsibilities include representing the company on global sustainability issues.