Nissan was recently named the Energy Star Partner of the Year, making this the sixth year in a row the brand has earned this award. Energy Star recognizes brands that protect the environment by making their operations as efficient as possible. This includes simple steps as well as major changes to the company’s structure.
According to Nissan, some of the efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses include switching to LED lighting in buildings, enhancing compressed air leak production programs, and using a more efficient painting process. In fact, the new paint system reduces energy use by a whopping 30%. Nissan has received Energy Star Certification for 11 years in a row, performing so well in the past six years it won awards.
“Nissan remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint as we manufacture some of the highest quality vehicles sold in North America,” said Rebecca Vest, VP of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility. “We are honored to be recognized once again with the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.”
Here at Cronic Nissan, we’re proud to be a part of a company that truly cares about the environment. In addition to company operations, Nissan also offers a range of efficient vehicles, especially the Nissan LEAF. Stop by today to test drive one of the many eco-friendly vehicles offered by Nissan.
Two years ago, Nissan launched a “No Charge to Charge” program that changed the way we drive electric cars. And now, their program is expanding!
Nissan started their “No Charge to Charge” program in just 10 markets in July 2014. This program gave great benefits to Nissan LEAF owners. It set up complimentary public charging stations and gave LEAF owners free use of these stations for two years from their purchase date.
After the popularity and success of the program, Nissan has decided to expand on the program. Recently added are 28 new charging stations in the top markets for Nissan LEAF. And Nissan is all about rewarded LEAF drivers and giving them additional confidence.
“We know that public charging is a key element in providing additional range confidence for electric vehicle drivers, and free public charging is a great way to make Nissan LEAF an unrivaled value for the average American driver,” said Brian Maragno, director of Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing.
Near Cronic Nissan, you can find a charging station in Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. You can download a map here so you can find charging stations along your road trips, too!
January is notorious for being the slowest sales month in the automotive industry. And this year, the extreme winter weather across the country took another bite from the already slow sales. However, despite these difficulties, Nissan still posted a sales gain for the month of January.
Nissan led the industry with an 11.8 percent gain in January sales—a sales record for the month. It had a total of 81,472 deliveries. These sales numbers are all compared to January 2013.
Leading Nissan’s sales was the popular zero-emissions LEAF, which had sales nearly double for the month. Another leader was the Nissan JUKE, which sports an edgy design. It set a January sales record with an increase of 45.8 percent. The Frontier pickup also was a major player with an 87.9 percent boost.
Another January sales record was set by the Rogue, which was up by 54.5 percent. And, the Nissan Altima midsize sedan saw a boost of 4.9 percent.
Imagine how well Nissan would have done if the weather hadn’t been so bad. Hopefully, we can get past this extreme winter weather soon and enjoy a wonderful spring.