Nissan recently unveiled a ship it says will provide a more environmentally friendly way to transport its electric vehicles.
The company’s secret weapon is a transport car carrier called the “City of St. Petersburg,” that weighs 21-thousand tons. Built by the Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation, the ship achieves a reduction of wind resistance of up to 50 percent compared to conventional vessels because of its sleek and semispherical bow.
The car manufacturer hopes the boat will help it cut fuel consumption by 800 tons – the equivalent of 2,500 tons a year of CO2 emissions.
The ship has space for two thousand cars and will be put to use to transport vehicles to Northern Europe and Russia from Nissan’s factories in the United Kingdom and Spain.
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