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As part of Nissan's Green Program 2010, Nissan hopes to reduce 2010 carbon dioxide emissions from global manufacturing to 7 percent below 2005 levels. In order to make this goal a reality, Nissan is requesting environmental reports from every one of their Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers which must include the supplier's carbon footprint. According to Automotive News, this will affect 500 Tier 1 suppliers in Japan, 300 in the United States and 300 in Europe, along with an uncounted number of Tier 2 s

As part of it's Nissan Green Program 2010, the Japanese company is adding compressed natural gas and diesel hybrid variants to it's Japanese-market commercial delivery trucks. The CNG version is a pretty straightforward example, running on natural gas and getting low emission vehicle certification. It also gets an automatic start/stop to eliminate idle emissions. The diesel hybrid is a little more complex. It uses two separate drive mechanisms for the diesel and electric motor with a power take