Zero-Emission: Renault-Nissan to provide 200 all-electric vehicles
AS a measure to achieve zero-emission in mobility, the Renault-Nissan Alliance will be providing a fleet of 200 all-electric vehicles as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris later this year.
The organisation said in a press release that the partnership agreement, which was signed on Wednesday between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and the General Secretary in charge of the preparation and organization of the 21st annual Conference of Parties (COP21) would provide shuttle for delegates during the event from November to December this year.
The U.N. conference, which will gather no fewer than 20,000 delegates from195 countries would be the first time the U.N. would use a zero-emission fleet for its entire passenger car shuttle at a COP event.
The goals of the Paris summit are to have a new global climate-change agreement in place by the end of 2015 and to have the Climate Green Fund, established to help developing countries adapt to climate change and reduce emissions, start allocating funds.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, President of COP21, Laurent Fabius said: “We are delighted to announce that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is an official partner of COP21 in Paris.
Thanks to the Alliance’s fleet of 100% electric vehicles, it will contribute to our goal of achieving a carbon neutral event. The technology of electric vehicles helps reduce greenhouse gases in the transportation sector efficiently.”
“Electric vehicle technology is an efficient solution for a practical and affordable mode of transportation. This solution has a positive impact on the climate and air quality in our cities,” Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance,” Carlos Ghosn said He added: “It’s time to accelerate the shift to zero-emission mobility by working together with all parties concerned.”
The COP21 car fleet will feature the Renault ZOE subcompact car, the Renault Kangoo Z.E. van, the Renault Fluence Z.E. sedan, the Nissan LEAF compact car and the seven-seater Nissan e-NV200 van.
The vehicles will be available to shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days week to key venues around the conference, as a complement to public transportation.