Best of 2012 – Sustainability

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YOKOHAMA, Japan – Many of the stories we've told this year reflect the strong emphasis Nissan places on creating a zero-emission society, attaining leading fuel efficiency and introducing core green technologies.

Here are some of highlights from 2012, showcasing some of the active steps we are taking towards a sustainable mobile society.

Nissan LEAF Snow Test
More than 60 auto journalists braved the freezing temperatures of Shibetsu, Hokkaido, to put the Nissan LEAF through its paces on three different powdery test courses.

Watch the video to see how the electric vehicle performed.

New Eco-Carrier Rides Waves of Sustainability
Nissan launched its first energy-efficient coastal car carrier, the Nichioh Maru early this year. The 167-meter diesel-run ship employs solar panels to provide power for the LED lights in the crew quarters and also has a low-friction coating on its hull for a smoother sail.

TAXI-E in Amsterdam
TAXI-E, a pioneering private taxi company in Amsterdam is helping the European capital steer its way to becoming a sustainable mobile society, with the help of a fleet of Nissan LEAFs.

New Mobility Concept
What's zippy, compact and emits zero-emissions? Not just the LEAF, but also Nissan's New Mobility Concept car that's now being trialled on the streets of Yokohama.

The media center's Roland Buerk took the vehicle out for a spin.

Excitement for EV-eryone
Over 200 LEAF owners from Japan and overseas helped to celebrate the electric vehicle's second birthday during a special event in Oppama, Japan.

Here's one of the owners and his experiences at the event.

 

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