Nissan establishes zero-emission fund for LEAF drivers

Participating Japanese LEAF owners will be able to generate CO2 emissions credits certified by the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

 

Drive a LEAF, plant a tree. That’s the deal with Nissan’s new Zero Emission Fund. Participating Japanese LEAF owners will be able to generate CO2 emissions credits certified by the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The credits will be sold to the Green Investment Promotion Organization, which will use part of the profits to support reforestation initiatives.

Part of the proceeds will go to support the Japanese conservation organization More Trees, which works to maintain and preserve the country’s forests, and part will go to finance the installation of quick charging facilities.

Nissan’s CarWings telematics service automatically measures the annual distance traveled by each participating LEAF. This figure will be used to calculate carbon offsets, based on the average CO2 emitted by a gasoline powered vehicle.

 

Source: Nissan
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