Nissan starts building sustainable future community in Japan
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan began a field test of new mobility services today as part of a partnership to promote future community building in Japan. The partnership agreement between three local governments and eight companies aims to develop new modes of transportation, and to promote the use of renewable energy, in the Hamadori area of Fukushima Prefecture.
Public transportation service
The tests include operation of an EV shuttle service that runs in a loop around the central district of Namie town at a high frequency, using roadside stations as mobility hubs.
It includes home delivery of packages using “spoke” vehicle such as EV taxis and utilizing Japan Post vehicles for efficient delivery, as well as roadside station pickup of purchases from supermarkets. The tests also include running an autonomous vehicle on a route around central Namie.
Sustainable energy management
To help create a sustainable, low-carbon community, the partnership initiative includes building an energy management system that uses electric vehicles and stationary rechargeable batteries.
The participating companies will also use their know-how to support projects related to tourism and revitalization, aimed at creating a more attractive local community. Additionally, they plan to cooperate to make the community more resilient through the use of electric vehicles to supply power at stores and other sites during disasters.
Creating environmental and social value
As a pioneer of zero-emission vehicles, Nissan has been working to reduce CO2 emissions and create environmental and social value through the commercialization of electrification and autonomous driving technologies.
Overseas, Nissan has participated in research and the development of mobility services using automated driving technology in places such as London and China.
Feb 08, 2021 at 04:35