Kicking off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Nissan North America today announced a $1 million grant to help build more homes with families in need of decent, affordable housing. Nissan's cash contributions to Habitat for Humanity in North America total more than $14 million over the past 11 years.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled the working prototype of its futuristic Nissan BladeGlider vehicle, combining zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design. The vehicles, developed from concept cars first shown at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2013, have arrived in Brazil to symbolize future technologies that will combine Intelligent Mobility, environmentally friendly impact and sports-car driving capabilities.
Today at the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) in Rio de Janeiro, Nissan unveiled two new vehicle prototypes as part of its Intelligent Mobility strategy on the eve of the Opening Ceremonies. The two new prototypes include the Nissan BladeGlider, a 100 percent electric sports car, and the Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype.
Nissan's popular "No Charge to Charge" program expands to 10 new markets today, continuing the push to provide LEAF owners with no-cost public charging. The program offers new LEAF buyers free public charging for the first two years of ownership, drastically reducing or completely eliminating the costs of operating their vehicle.
Nissan is conducting a series of real-world experiments and trials to bring future mobility scenarios to life through several "Living Labs" underway at Nissan Future Lab. The "Living Lab" research provides user data to help Nissan anticipate and evolve to meet future transportation needs.
Nissan Future Lab was established in 2014 as an extension of Nissan's global advanced planning group and looks decades ahead to identify potential issues and opportunities for the business today and into the future. Nissan Future Lab looks beyond products and examines the future of mobility in a wider sense. The group is inspired by rapid developments in automotive technology such as electric, autonomous and connected vehicles and trends like ride sharing.
Five-time Oceania champions New Zealand today was named as Mexico's rival for the Oct. 8 match to be played at Nashville's Nissan Stadium. The announcement was made at a news conference featuring Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, where it was also revealed that Nissan will be the event's presenting sponsor. Kickoff time has been set for 5:00 p.m. CT for the internationally televised game.