Nissan unveils hybrid ship to carry its green cars

The 557-foot-long Nichioh Maru features solar power panels, LED lighting, and an electronically controlled diesel engine, the first such vessel of its type in Japan’s coastal shipping trades. The hybrid ship is capable of fuel reduction of up to 1,400 tons annually, which converts to 4,200 tons of CO2 emissions saved compared to other car carriers of similar size and scope.

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