RENAULT-NISSAN PROVIDE EV FLEET TO CLIMATE CONFERENCE

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.RENAULT-NISSAN ALLIANCE TO PROVIDE WORLD’S LARGEST EV FLEET TO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AT COP21

  • Alliance to provide 200 pure electric vehicles to 2015 Paris climate conference
  • Fleet expected to cover 400,000 km during event and emit zero emissions* while driving
  • Fleet comprised of Renault ZOE, Nissan LEAF and Nissan e-NV200
  • 200 Renault and Nissan employee volunteers to drive cars, alongside team of professional drivers

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference. As the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris, the Alliance will provide 200 pure electric vehicles to the annual summit which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

Together, the vehicles are expected to cover more than 400,000 km, emitting zero emissions* while shuttling delegates during the 21st annual Conference of Parties (better known as COP21). More than 20,000 U.N. participants from 195 countries are expected to attend COP21.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.
Carlos Ghosn

“Electric vehicles are a practical and affordable mode of transportation. At the same time, they offer a solution for drastically reducing tailpipe CO2 emissions. They also reduce regulated exhaust pollutants, helping us to improve the air quality in our cities. Together, the public and private sectors can accelerate the transition to a zero-emission society,” said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

The COP21 car fleet will feature the Renault ZOE subcompact car, the Nissan LEAF compact car and the 7-seater Nissan e-NV200 van. The vehicles will be The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.available to shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days a week to and from the Le Bourget conference venue, as a complement to public transportation.

This marks the first time the U.N. will use a zero-emission or 100% electric fleet for its entire passenger-car shuttle at a climate summit

200 Renault and Nissan employees volunteer to drive at COP21

The 100% electric cars will be driven by a team of 200 professional drivers and 200 volunteers from Renault and Nissan. In June, the Renault-Nissan Alliance launched a call for volunteers to allow employees in and around Paris the opportunity to be part of COP21 as volunteer drivers. The response The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.was overwhelming with more than 450 employees applying before the recruitment process was closed. The 200 successful Renault and Nissan applicants, as well as the professional drivers, will undergo a rigorous training program in preparation for the event.

“Renault and Nissan employees are at the forefront of the electric-vehicle revolution. Many of them already drive an electric vehicle. They are the best ambassadors to demonstrate the benefits of these cars and what zero-emission mobility is all about,” said Ghosn.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.Click here for a video of Carlos Ghosn explaining why the Renault-Nissan Alliance has chosen to participate in COP21 and the key role that Renault-Nissan employees will play –

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will set up network of 90 quick and standard charging stations in strategic locations with French electric utility company EDF powered by low-carbon electricity. The residual The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.emissions will be offset under an accredited U.N. carbon offsetting program. The quick charging stations will be able to charge the EVs from 0 to 80% capacity in about 30 minutes.

The Alliance has sold more than 274,000 electric vehicles around the world, accounting for half of all EVs on the road since its first electric vehicle Nissan LEAF went on sale in late 2010.

*No CO2 emissions and no regulated exhaust pollutants while driving, according to NEDC homologation cycle.

ABOUT THE RENAULT-NISSAN ALLIANCE

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a strategic partnership between Paris-based Renault and Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan, which together sell one in 10 cars worldwide. The companies, which have been strategic partners since 1999, sold 8.5 million vehicles in nearly 200 countries in 2014. The Alliance has strategic collaborations with automakers including Germany’s Daimler, Japan’s Mitsubishi, China’s Dongfeng, and India’s Ashok Leyland. The Alliance also owns a majority stake in the joint venture which controls Russia’s AVTOVAZ, maker of the Lada brand.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.PUT EVS ON THE MAP: NISSAN AND ECOTRICITY CALL FOR CHARGING POINT ROAD SIGNS

Nissan, manufacturer of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV), the Nissan LEAF, and Ecotricity, who operate Europe’s biggest and most comprehensive rapid charging network, the Electric Highway, have today called on the UK government to introduce official road signage for the UK’s growing number of standard and rapid EV charging points.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.Despite there being more than 9,000 EV charging points nationwide, there is still no official, recognisable signage  available to direct motorists to them – even though there are official signs for “migratory toad crossings”, of which there are only 140 across the UK.

Nissan and Ecotricity claim the time is right for the new UK Government to take action and raise awareness of the UK’s EV infrastructure by introducing universal symbols that can be used to designate the different types of EV charging points available on Britain’s roadways, notably standard and rapid chargers.

The campaign will be calling on key influencers in the motoring and sustainability sector to share their views on the UK’s electric vehicle charging network in order to encourage the Department for Transport and Office for Low Emission Vehicles to take action.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.
James Wright

Speaking at the campaign launch, Jim Wright, Managing Director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, explained: “At Nissan we believe that all electric driving offers a number of benefits to UK motorists and should be made accessible to all. That is why we have partnered with Ecotricity to call on the new Government to give electric vehicles the prominence they now deserve and introduce official signage for charging points across the UK.”

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.
Dale Vince

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince said: “Both the cars and the infrastructure are in place to support the electric car revolution in Britain – there are Electric Highway pumps at almost every motorway services, while companies like Nissan are developing top quality electric cars.

“It’s time to introduce charging point road signs in Britain – they’ll provide necessary direction for the thousands of electric car drivers in Britain as well as increasing public awareness that the infrastructure is ready for them to make the move to an electric car.

“Over the past four years, we’ve installed Europe’s most advanced electric car charging network right here in Britain – it has 250 pumps, 20,000 members and over 10 million emission free miles driven since its inception.

“The growth so far in 2015 has been phenomenal – over a million miles driven on the network every month. The argument for road signs could not be stronger.”

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.Ecotricity recently revealed that Electric Highway members have now driven over 15 million miles since the charging network’s inception in 2011, with that number now growing by nearly 2 million miles a month and over 1,000 new registrations each month.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference.Nissan has sold more than 11,500 all electric Nissan LEAFs since the vehicle was launched in the UK, and almost 200,000 worldwide, in 2011 and 2010 respectively.

Nissan’s current electric vehicle line-up includes the 100% electric Nissan LEAF and the e-NV200 van, providing a sustainable solution in the commercial vehicle sector. To date, Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 owners have covered more than one billion all-electric miles.

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