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Nissan aims to sell one million electric vehicles per annum by 2022

More people in the UK research the Nissan Leaf online than any other electric car, research from Sophus3 has shown.

Nissan is aiming to sell one million vehicles per year that are all-electric or have electrified powertrains by the end of 2022.

The target forms part of Nissan Sustainability 2022, which is focused on addressing climate change, resource dependency, air quality and water scarcity.

The manufacturer is also aiming to decrease CO2 emissions from new vehicles by 40% by 2022, compared with levels in 2000.

Hitoshi Kawaguchi, senior vice-president and chief sustainability officer at Nissan, said: “Nissan Sustainability 2022 is fully aligned with our midterm objectives of delivering steady growth and leading the automotive industry’s technology evolution.

“We believe sustainable mobility will help achieve a world with zero emissions and zero fatalities.

“Our plan, further enhanced by our efforts to be a truly diverse and inclusive company, will make an important contribution to that effort.”

Other environmental initiatives include decreasing CO2 emissions from production and corporate activities by 30% compared to 2005, and reducing use of new materials to 70% by 2022, achieved partly by promoting circular economy of reused and recycled lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles.

Nissan Sustainability 2022 also includes a number of social and governance initiatives.

These include setting the ultimate goal of reducing fatalities involving Nissan vehicles to zero, achieved partly by promoting increased vehicle safety with more autonomous systems to be offered in 20 vehicles in 20 markets, by the end of 2022.

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