Video: Nissan unveils the City of St. Petersburg; an eco-friendly Leaf transport ship

The City of St. Petersburg – Click above to watch video after the jump

Japanese automaker Nissan has unveiled its eco-friendly transport ship: the 21,000-ton City of St. Petersburg. Thanks to its unusual design, which features a semispherical prow that's claimed to reduce wind resistance by up to 50 percent compared to a conventional vessel, the City of St. Petersburg is expected to cut annual fuel usage by 800 tons, which will reduce CO2 emissions by 2,500 tons.

The ship has room to haul up to 2,000 vehicles and will hit the waterways to transport cars and trucks to Northern Europe and Russia from the automaker's factories in the United Kingdom and Spain. In a fitting move, starting in 2013, the City of St. Petersburg will transport battery-powered Leafs from the Nissan's plant in Sunderland, UK. Hop the jump to catch a pair of videos that showcase Nissan's City of St. Petersburg.

[Source: Nissan in the News]

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