Nissan Recognized by EPA With ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, Saves Enough Energy to Power the All-Electric LEAF for 750 Million Miles<7201.T>

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-Nissan's powertrain and vehicle assembly facilities earn additional accolades
for significant reduction in energy used for manufacturing processes-
NASHVILLE, Tenn.,  March 15, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan remains a leader in
energy performance with three new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ENERGY STARĀ®  accolades on the shelf, including the 2013 Partner of the Year -
Sustained Excellence Award, the highest honor given to select organizations that
are dedicated to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

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"Since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner in 2006, we have saved more than 800
billion BTUs (British thermal units) of the energy used to assemble vehicles,"
said  Bill Krueger, Nissan's senior vice president of manufacturing, purchasing,
production engineering and supply chain management. "That's enough energy to
power the all-electric Nissan LEAF for more than 750 million miles."

This award closely follows two other ENERGY STAR achievements for Nissan's
powertrain plant and vehicle assembly facilities.

Nissan's powertrain plant in  Decherd, Tenn., recently achieved the EPA's ENERGY
STAR Challenge for Industry recognition for reducing the amount of energy needed
to assemble engines by 7 percent in just 12 months by investing in more
efficient equipment and establishing a compressed air leak reduction program.

Nissan's vehicle assembly plants in  Smyrna, Tenn., and  Canton, Miss., were
recently awarded the ENERGY STAR Certification for the seventh year in a row,
signifying Nissan's spot among the top 25 percent of the automotive
manufacturing industry for superior energy management.  

Nissan has implemented several energy-savings programs in recent years-including
a program to identify and repair air leaks in the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly
Plant and the debut of a new and more efficient paint plant in  Smyrna, which
brought the plant above the 75th  percentile in energy performance, according to
ENERGY STAR metrics.

About Nissan North America  

In  North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan
Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in
2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More
information on Nissan in  North America  and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the Americas media sites  and  

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,  Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in  Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of  9.4 trillion
yen  ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing
exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range
of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission
mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the
first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous
international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year
Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at


ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based
partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today,
the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products
as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict
energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years,
American families and businesses have saved a total of nearly  $230 billion  on
utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas
emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.

For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Facilities:

SOURCE  Nissan North America

Paige Presley, Nissan Corporate Communications, +1-615-725-6021,

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