There's the all-electric Nissan Leaf EV available from Nissan of Manhattan in New York, New York - but you may be driving a plug-in Nissan Versa one day. The auto maker plans to develop a new plug-in hybrid by 2016.
This is part of their plan known as "Nissan Green Program 2016" or NGP 2016. The program focuses on reducing the company's carbon footprint, as well as shifting to renewable energy.
"Nissan wants to be part of the solution toward a sustainable society - for the sake of the planet and as a significant competitive advantage and a strategic differentiator in the global manufacturing sector," said Nissan President Carlos Ghosn.1
Ghosn believes consumers are looking for vehicles which "reflect their environmental values."
Future models from the Japanese auto maker are part of this strategy, which includes the improvement of corporate fuel economy by 35%, compared with 2005 levels that are much lower. Nissan will launch vehicles designed, and upgrade class-leading fuel economy across the range of vehicles in the US, Europe, China and Japan.