Nissan's engineers have been inspired by the animal kingdom as they develop new technologies that will shape the future of mobility. One of Nissan's longer term R&D goals is to achieve virtually zero fatalities and serious injuries among occupants of its vehicles. Toru Futami, engineering director of advanced technology and research, said that studying the behavior of animals moving in groups helps engineers understand how vehicles can interact with each other for a safer and more efficient driving environment.
Nissan has established itself as the global leader in zero emission vehicles with more than 75,000 Nissan LEAF electric cars on the road today. As Nissan adds plants and jobs increasing production capacity throughout the Americas, its operations are continually getting greener as well.
With Nissan LEAF sales in the United States up by 335 percent year-over-year since launching the enhanced 2013 model in March, Nissan is seeing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) expand significantly outside the traditional West Coast stronghold to "New Wave" markets across the country.
Nissan's NV3500 passenger van fills a need no other vehicle has met for one particular family in Boston, Mass. It's a vehicle Amy Harding has been asking for and only recently spied while on a trip to Florida.
Nissan announced today that it will partner with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as part of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
Norway's Nissan LEAF owners are being invited to take part in the Electric Vehicle Union (EVU) and Norwegian EV Association´s World Record attempt in Oslo, the world's unofficial EV capital on August 31. The record attempt is set to cement Norway's place as the number one market for the Nissan LEAF and other electric vehicles.