31 Jan '12, 9pm

Nissan Builds Solar-Diesel Ship to Transport Eco-Cars

Nissan Builds Solar-Diesel Ship to Transport Eco-Cars

The Nichiomaru is based in Yokohama (that’s the one that has the massive USAF base nearby, south of Tokyo). Its shipping route will take it from the Kanto region (around Tokyo) out west to the Kinki region (the port city of Kobe, home of the super-expensive Kobe beef), and down south to the island of Kyushu, and that’s where it gets super neat. Where previous ships running this path would make 4 circuits a week, the Nichiomaru can make 6 and still use fewer finite resources to do it. And it isn’t Nissan’s only foray into green shipping, as they are also using an aerodynamically-improved shipping carrier in Northern Europe to deliver LEAF EV’s

Full article: http://gas2.org/2012/01/31/nissan-builds-solar-diesel-shi...

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