Nissan Leaf Saved 50 Million Kg of CO2 Emissions in Europe, Global Green Program Detailed

So far, Nissan's efforts to keep up with the all-electric trend in the car industry have been up to the challenge, but the Japanese know they must stay focused and not become complacent in their race against Tesla Motors, Toyota and Chevrolet.
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The Leaf is the main offensive outlet in Nissan's repertoire, but they also had other approaches. For example, according to data collected by the car manufacturer, it turns out that the 41,100 all-electric Nissan Leafs driven in Europe have already prevented the emission of just under 50 million kg of CO2 into the atmosphere.

“With our Global Green Program, Nissan is leading by example. In the last fiscal year, we proposed solutions to reduce CO2 emissions by 50,000 tons,” said Paul Willcox, Chairman for Nissan Europe.

However, the battle is far from over. That's because based on current growth rates in the automotive realm, by 2050 there will be 2.5 billion vehicles in the world, almost triple from today's 1 billion cars roaming the streets. Not a pretty picture for environmentalists, we'll give you that.

But there's a solution to this, according to the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE). They claim that putting 1,000 electric vehicles on a city’s streets would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30,000 kg and CO2 emissions by over 2,000 tons per year.

In other Nissan Leaf-related news, the ongoing version of the all-electric is rumored to receive 30 kWh battery pack (25% larger than the current one), despite the fact that the all-new second-gen Leaf is expected to arrive next year as a 2016MY.
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