This is how Nissan plans to go carbon neutral by 2050

Nissan Ariya
Nissan Ariya

• Nissan says all of its new vehicles in key markets will be electrified by the early 2030s. 

• The Japanese carmaker has set itself a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. 

• Key markets such as Japan, China, Europe and the United States will be prioritised for electric vehicles. 

Japanese carmaker Nissan is the latest company to set the goal to achieve carbon neutrality across the company's operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050.

As part of this effort, by the early 2030s every all-new vehicle from the brand offered in Japan, China, Europe and the United States will be electrified.


There are several further innovations in electrification and manufacturing technology that will accelerate the progress to the company's carbon neutrality goal. Focus will be placed in these areas:

- Battery innovations including solid-state and related technologies to develop cost-competitive and more efficient electric vehicles. 

Further development of the carmaker's e-POWER electrified powertrains to achieve greater energy efficiency.

Nissan Ariya
Nissan Ariya

- Development of a battery ecosystem to support decentralised, onsite power generation for buildings with renewable energy sources.

The carmaker says it anticipates increased collaboration with the energy sector to support the decarbonisation of power grids. 

- Manufacturing process innovations to support higher productivity in vehicle assembly, starting with the brand's Intelligent Factory initiative.

The company will also strive for greater energy and material efficiencies to support longer-term carbon neutrality ambitions.


"We're determined to help create a carbon-neutral society and accelerate the global effort against climate change," said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida.

"Our offering in electrified vehicles will continue to expand around the world, and this will make a major contribution to Nissan becoming carbon neutral. We will continue to drive innovation that enriches people's lives as we pursue a sustainable future for all," Uchida said.

The carmaker stated all of its new vehicle offerings will be electrified in the key markets of Japan, China, the US and Europe by the early 2030s. 

Nissan Ariya
Nissan Ariya

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