Over the years, Nissan has proven itself to be a very environmentally friendly company. The auto-manufacturer helps preserve the environment in so many ways other than just producing fuel-efficient vehicles. For its continued efforts to make the world a little bit cleaner, the EPA has honored Nissan with 3 new awards including the prestigious 2013 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.
Since 2006 (when Nissan partnered with ENERGY STAR) Nissan has reduced its energy consumption for the production of new vehicles by more than 800 Billion BTUs. To put that in perspective, the energy saved is more than enough to power a Nissan LEAF EV for 750 Million miles. Now that’s a road trip!
Many of Nissan’s production plants feature energy efficient methods to save money and electricity. The Powertrain plant in Decherd, TN just won the ENERGY STAR Challenge. Through the use of more efficient machinery and by reducing compressed air leaks, this plant reduced energy consumption for the assembly of engines by 7% in 12 months. Similarly, the Smyrna, TN and Canton, MS plants received ENERGY STAR Certification for the 7th year in a row. Finally, Nissan is set to open a new paint plant in Smyrna, TN which is above the 75th percentile in energy performance.
Check out the infographic below to see how you can save energy and be sure to stop by Nissan of Clinton to check out our fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles!