Lightweight aluminium gives new greener Qashqai a cutting edge

The all-new Qashqai will be Nissan’s first model built in Europe using a significant number of lightweight aluminium panels. The bonnet, doors and front wings are stamped from aluminium alloy, which makes the Qashqai body 60kg lighter than the previous version. This improves efficiency on emissions and helps accommodate more technology, including Qashqai’s electrified powertrain. A £52m investment in aluminium production at Nissan’s Sunderland plant includes the 2nd extra-large press line that was launched last year and the cyclone – a recycling facility that blasts scrap metal out at 150km…

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Nissan and Habitat for Humanity celebrate 15 years of partnering with families to build stronger communities

Nissan North America and Habitat for Humanity celebrate 15 years of partnership this month. In honor of this milestone, Nissan is continuing its partnership by investing in local Habitat organizations. As a long-established partner, Nissan has consistently responded to challenges that impact the long-term financial security and stability of families, progressing Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. This year, Nissan’s contribution will help offset the current housing crisis compounded by COVID-19. (PRNewsfoto/Habitat for Humanity International) The ongoing pandemic magnifies the need for affordable…

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Nissan and EDF Group partners to accelerate Electric Vehicle adoption and grid integration across Europe

Nissan and EDF Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the delivery of electric mobility together – particularly through the smart charging of electric vehicles. This agreement applies to the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Italy. The cooperation agreement focuses mainly on developing smart charging solutions (vehicle to grid, or V2G) by bringing together technologies developed and mastered by both companies. Smart charging refers to technologies that optimise the charging or discharging of an electric vehicle in an efficient and cost-effective manner. As part of the cooperation agreement, Nissan…

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Nissan releases a campaign that celebrates progress

Technology has the power to move us. What better example than the moon landing to celebrate technology’s ability to move us physically and emotionally? “Technology for the sake of technology is worthless, what matters is how it makes you feel“ says Xavier Diquet, Nissan Europe Content & Engagement GM “At Nissan, this is exactly what we strive for. To give drivers a greater, more exciting, amplified driving experience thanks to the power of Nissan Intelligent Mobility innovations“. In partnership with ITV, the campaign launches on July 16th with an epic…

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Scott Brothers join Habitat for Humanity to launch Home is the Key campaign to drive support for affordable housing across U.S.

Nearly 19 million U.S. households spend more than half of their paychecks on housing costs, creating a burden that often requires families to make difficult choices between their housing, healthcare, education and transportation. Habitat for Humanity is doing something about it, with the support of Habitat Humanitarians Drew and Jonathan Scott, as well as five major brand partners that will be raising awareness and funds for affordable housing through the third-annual Home is the Key campaign during the month of April. The campaign partners—At Home, Chico’s FAS, Inc. (including its…

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