Nissan says it achieved a 22.6 percent cut in CO2 last year when compared to fiscal year 2005, thus achieving its goal to reduce CO2 emissions from corporate activities by 20 percent during that period.
Looking ahead, the automaker says one of its CO2 emission goals is to increase the usage rate of renewable energy in its global business activities to 9 percent by fiscal year 2016. One example of this is Nissan Mexico’s Aguascalientes A1 Plant, which has manufactured 500,000 vehicles through the use of clean energies, making it the first automotive company in Mexico, as well as the first manufacturing facility of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, to achieve this milestone.
Through the use of renewable energy, Nissan Mexicana has prevented 152,800 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, and has so far assembled 460,000 vehicles with wind power and 57,400 vehicles with biogas power from the city’s landfills. In all, the use of clean energies accounted for 68 percent of the production at the Aguascalientes A1 Plant, the company says.