Alliance Providing Giant EV Fleet to Paris Climate Conference


As the official passenger-car provider for the United Nations’ COP21 climate conference in Paris, the Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide a fleet of 200 all-electric vehicles to the annual summit, which will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

Together, the vehicles are expected to cover more than 400,000 km while shuttling delegates during the event. According to the alliance, more than 20,000 U.N. participants from 195 countries are anticipated to attend COP21. The car fleet will feature the Renault ZOE subcompact car, the Nissan LEAF compact car and the seven-seater Nissan e-NV200 van.

The all-electric vehicles will be driven by a team of 200 professional drivers and 200 volunteers from Renault and Nissan. Furthermore, the alliance says it will set up a network of 90 quick and standard charging stations in strategic locations with French electric utility company EDF.

“Electric vehicles are a practical and affordable mode of transportation. At the same time, they offer a solution for drastically reducing tailpipe CO2 emissions,” says Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. “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.”

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