Nissan electric cars arrive in the UK by low emission ship

The Port of Tyne has welcomed the world’s most energy efficient car carrier, bringing 60 Nissan LEAFS ready for their UK sales launch on March 1st. The carrier, the City of St Petersburg, has an aerodynamic bow, which reduces wind resistance by 50% and saves 2,500 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Nissan is focusing on reducing CO2 emission across the board, so as well as manufacturing electric and environmentally friendly vehicles, they are working at reducing CO2 emissions during the production, transportation and sales processes.

A major step in reducing CO2 emissions will be in 2013 when LEAF production begins at Nissan’s Sunderland plant, until then they will continue to be imported from Japan for distribution to 25 UK Nissan EV dealerships.