The latest Nissan sustainability report details its actions toward goals. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug. 1, 2022 2023 Nissan Ariya A long time coming but the beginning of a new era in electrification is just weeks away. But first, the all-new 2023 Nissan Ariya, Nissan's first all-electric crossover SUV, offers up to 304 miles for the Venture+ trim and is the brands centerpiece for their near future sustainability goals. There are numerous highlights including its flat, open floor and one of the best “Zero Gravity” shaped seats in the industry. The EV drivetrain and generous use of sound-absorbing materials result in a quiet cabin. Built on an all-new Alliance-developed EV platform, Ariya is the beginning of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility with both FWD and AWD models and a choice of 63 kWh or 87 kWh battery capacity. On the safety front, the Ariya will be equipped with the latest Nissan technology including the next-generation ProPILOT Assist advanced driver assistance. ProPILOT Assist 2.0 allows drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel under certain conditions and supports multi-lane highway lane changes, passing and exiting. Think of Tesla’s AutoPilot but with little to no upcharge. A Driver Monitoring System mounted on the steering column monitors that the driver is attentive to the road ahead when using the hands-off feature. When driving in hands-on mode, ProPILOT Assist 2.0 takes advantage of the extensive 3-D map data to help keep the vehicle centered in the lane with increased accuracy. Adding, ProPILOT Park takes over steering, acceleration brakes and gear shift to guide the vehicle into a parking spot when activated. The Nissan Ariya is also equipped with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 that includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking. 2023 Nissan Ariya A simple yet modern layout that any of us can live with. Ariya also features wireless Apple CarPlay and wired <-- Whoops, Android Auto to integrate their smartphone into the vehicle experience. The Ariya also features both a 12.3” instrument monitor and 12.3” center display. Ariya deliveries will begin this fall at more than 890 select Nissan U.S. dealers. Nissan’s Sustainable Future Nissan is aiming for a cleaner, safer and more inclusive world and is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability at the core of its business in its long-term plans through its Nissan Ambition 2030 plan. In its newly published Nissan Sustainability Report 2022, the company has summarized its strategy and action to meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. In the report, Nissan disclosed a matrix in which it has assessed Nissan's greatest value and impact on society and the environment. The company reaffirmed plans to achieve carbon neutrality through initiatives where Nissan can deliver the most value including reducing exhaust emissions from its products and offering electrified versions of all new models by the early 2030s. The company will progress with battery and vehicle technologies while expanding initiatives like 4R and Blue Switch to enhance the EV ecosystem. Other initiatives include developing technologies to enhance vehicle safety, making these technologies accessible to more customers and providing inclusive mobility solutions aimed to provide everyone with access to safe and reliable mobility. Nissan's ESG priorities include decreasing its carbon footprint through the whole value chain, with Nissan becoming the first Japanese automaker to join the Race to Zero global campaign backed by the United Nations. By partnering with various sectors, communities and governments, Nissan aims to expand the use of renewable energy to reduce emissions and empower societies with safe energy management solutions. Supporting these actions, Nissan also announced that it is launching a sustainable finance framework to enable fundraising efforts focused on environmentally friendly product development, technologies, and new mobility services. Fundamental to the company's sustainability initiatives and Ambition 2030 is respect for human rights as the foundation of its corporate culture. Nissan will strengthen efforts to ensure employees and partners can maximize their abilities in a diverse and inclusive workplace.