As the world's population continues to grow, so does the need for more transportation. Because of this ever growing need, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been steadily climbing, contributing to global warming.
Fortunately, technological advancements have enabled car manufacturers to address this impending environmental crisis. Alternatives to the internal combustion engines, such as electric and hybrid vehicles have low CO2 emissions, positioning themselves as the better and cleaner options.
At the recently concluded first ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Summit held in Manila, Nissan introduced the Nissan Intelligent Mobility plan. A plan that helps Nissan determine 'how our vehicles should be powered, driven, and integrated into society.'
“We see a future of zero emissions and fatalities through Nissan Intelligent Mobility. We want drivers to feel more confident, more connected, and more engaged in their vehicles,” says Mr. Yutaka Sanada, Nissan’s regional senior vice president for Asia and Oceania, at the first ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit.
Nissan hopes to see more advancements of EV technology in the Philippines roads in order for them to incorporate their expertise and technology such as Intelligent Power and ProPilot technology on the roads. Advancements could also allow Nissan to bring in more products such as the Note and the Leaf.
“As a global leader in EV and hybrid technology, Nissan is willing to participate in and contribute to the drive for electrification in the Philippines,” says Mr. Ramesh Narasimhan, president and managing director of Nissan Philippines, Inc.
Sanada adds that Nissan hopes to share their expertise and products in countries with emerging EV markets such as the Philippines.