Nissan Motor Co. has set an ambitious goal to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations and in the life cycle of its products by 2050. As part of the effort, in early 2030, all new Nissan vehicles offered in major markets will be electrified . Nissan says it will also pursue innovations in electrification and manufacturing technology to help meet its carbon neutral goal.
The innovations will take place in batteries, including solid-state and related technologies to develop more efficient and cost-effective electric vehicles. Nissan will continue to develop its e-POWER electrified powertrain for greater efficiency. Nissan will also develop a better ecosystem to support a decentralized on-site power generation system for buildings that use renewable energy sources.
The automaker says it anticipates greater collaboration with the energy sector to support the decarbonization of energy networks. Nissan plans to invest in innovations in the manufacturing process to support increased productivity during vehicle assembly. Nissan has had a program for decades to reduce emissions and provide electric vehicle technologies to help society and the environment.
The automaker’s electrification and emission reduction efforts also support the goals of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change and global progress towards carbon neutrality by 2050. Nissan says that 100 percent of new vehicle offerings will be electrified in the Japan, China, the United States and Europe in the early 2030s.
Nissan also aims to be among the leaders driving the adoption of electric vehicle technology. Solid-state batteries, in particular, promise to significantly change the market for electric vehicles with longer driving distances and significantly faster charging times. As soon as automakers can address the driving range and speed of loading, electric vehicles will become more popular. The price of electric vehicle technology is also falling, bringing vehicles closer to the price of vehicles with a traditional combustion engine.