Nissan’s Aguascalientes plant in Mexico has become a leading user of renewable energy.
The manufacturing plant recently integrated wind power into its energy mix, meaning it now generates 50 per cent of its total energy needs through renewable sources.
As a result, the Nissan March, Versa, Sentra and the soon-to-be-released Nissan Note are all produced in Aguascalientes in a cleaner, more sustainable way.
Since the beginning of the year, 45 per cent of the plant’s energy for manufacturing comes from a wind farm in Oaxaca, which is operated by Nissan’s strategic partner ENEL.
This is not the first time Nissan Mexicana has invested in renewable energy. In January 2012, Aguascalientes set a new industry standard by becoming the world’s first automotive plant to use electric energy generated through biogas.
This innovative method uses waste from the town’s landfill site as fuel to generate energy for the plant.
Via Alejandro Pinero