Nissan Launches Eco-Ship To Transport EVs

Monday, January 03, 2011

Nissan (NYSE:NSANY) has unveiled a new environmentally-friendly ship to transport its all-new Leaf electric vehicle across Europe. Thanks to its unusual design, “The City of St. Petersburg” is expected to curb fuel consumption by 800 tons — the equivalent of 2,500 tons a year of CO2 emissions.

“You can say that the ship’s spherical prow design is the world’s first. Thanks to this aerodynamic design we expect to see a substantial reduction in the ship’s fuel consumption,” said Satoshi Yako, Senior Mgr., Supply Chain Management, Nissan Motors.

“The City of St. Petersburg” weighs 21,000 tons and can accommodate 2,000 cars. According to Nissan, its design allows it to cut air resistance by nearly 50 percent. It’s slated to transport vehicles Northern Europe and Russia from Nissan’s factories in the United Kingdom and Spain.

 

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