Nissan was in the news recently, receiving props for its environmental sustainability and customer service.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently gave its ENERGY STAR partner Nissan its 2013 Partner of the Year- Sustained Excellence Award, its highest honor in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.
"Since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner in 2006, we have saved more than 800 billion BTUs (British thermal units) of the energy used to assemble vehicles," said Bill Krueger, Nissan's senior vice president of manufacturing, purchasing, production engineering and supply chain management. "That's enough energy to power the all-electric Nissan LEAF for more than 750 million miles."
Nissan's Decherd, Tennessee, powertrain plant recently completed an EPA ENERGY STAR Challenge when it reduced the amount of energy need to assemble engines by 7 percent in 12 months, representing just one of the many ways the automaker has increased energy efficiency.
J.D. Power and Associates also recently reported that Nissan improved 23 points on its Customer Service Index Study, earning a score of 797 on the 1,000 point scale, and finishing sixth among the 19 nameplates in the mass market brands segment.