Nissan begins shift to low-CO2 emission aluminium parts

Nissan aims to take a significant step towards achieving carbon neutrality and will gradually transition to using low CO2 emission aluminium for all aluminium parts, including processed components, globally.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 30 May 2024 Views icon3397 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Nissan begins shift to low-CO2 emission aluminium parts

Nissan Motor Co has announced that it will use low CO2 emission aluminium parts made from green or recycled aluminium in new and current models from fiscal year 2024 onward and aims to complete the full transition to such parts by 2030.

Aluminium accounts for approximately 10% of vehicle weight. By using low CO2 emission aluminium, Nissan aims to take a significant step towards achieving carbon neutrality. The Japanese carmaker aims to achieve carbon neutrality in the entire lifecycle of its vehicles by 2050.

Green aluminium is produced using non-fossil fuel-derived electricity and can reduce CO2 emissions during production by approximately 50 percent. Additionally, recycled aluminium can reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 95 percent. Nissan has been purchasing low CO2 emission aluminium sheets for vehicle panels produced in Japan from Kobe Steel, Ltd. and UACJ Corporation. Going forward, Nissan will use low CO2 emission aluminium for all aluminium parts, including processed components, globally, to further reduce CO2 emissions.

For all new models produced from fiscal year 2027, low CO2 emission aluminium will be used. For current models, from this fiscal year Nissan aims to start purchasing wheels, chassis parts, axle parts and harness wires made from green aluminium in Japan, the United States, and Europe. As a result, by the end of fiscal year 2024 approximately 20% of the newly mined aluminium Nissan uses for car parts procured in those markets is expected to be replaced with green or recycled aluminium.

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