Renault-Nissan Alliance Official COP21 Passenger Car Partner with Zero-Emission Fleet

Automotive Press Releases Wednesday May 27, 2015 14:30
PARIS--27 May--PRNewswire/InfoQuest
  • Alliance to provide 200 pure electric vehicles to 2015 Paris climate conference
  • The first fully electric shuttle service for United Nation's climate conference
  • Fleet to include Renault ZOE and Kangoo Z.E, Nissan LEAF and e-NV200
  • More than 50 charging stations powered by renewable energy to be established in and around Paris.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world leader in zero-emission mobility*, will provide 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.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150527/747357-a )
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150527/747357-b )

The partnership agreement was signed today between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and the General Secretary in charge of the preparation and organization of the 21st annual Conference of Parties (better known as COP21). The fully electric car fleet will shuttle delegates during the event from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

More than 20,000 U.N. participants from 195 countries are expected to attend the annual climate summit. It will be the first time the U.N. will 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.

"We are delighted to announce that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is an official partner of COP21 in Paris. The Alliance's fleet of 100% electric vehicles 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," said Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, President of COP21.

"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," said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. "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 7-seater Nissan e-NV200 van.
*No CO2 emissions and no regulated atmospheric pollutants while driving according to homologation cycle (NEDC).
For the full release and photos, go to:
http://www.media.blog.alliance-renault-nissan.com/news/5451
Contact:
Aline Henry
Renault-Nissan Alliance Communications
aline.henry@renault-nissan.com
+33-(0)6-03-09-54-97
Source: Renault-Nissan Alliance

Latest Press Release

Polyplastics# New DURANEX(R) 532AR PBT Resin Provides Excellent Alkali Stress Crack Resistance for Automotive Market

The Polyplastics Group has announced the introduction of a new polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin which delivers excellent alkali stress crack resistance for a range of automotive applications. The new grade, DURANEX(R) 532AR, also exhibits...

E Voucher Available for Mitsubishi Car Owners to Enjoy Car Maintenance Saving at Dealer Outlets Nationwide

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. brings Mitsubishi car owners special offers contributing to road safety. The customers can enjoy special discount on participating engine oil change by downloading the limited-quantity E Voucher valued THB 250,...

Alliance Ventures Invests in Tekion, the Next-Gen Digital Cloud Platform for Automotive Retail

Investment in US provider of dealership software systems marks a new commitment for digital consumer experience in first year of corporate venture capital fund. Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has...

Photo Release: Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Donated 1 Million Baht Help Victims of Tropical Storm Pa Buk in the South

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., together with 14 dealers of Mitsubishi Motors in delivering donations of THB 1,000,000 to the provincial governors and officials from local government agencies in the affected provinces, in order to alleviate the...

Volvo reinforces the launch of a full line-up of XCs with a new maintenance service program for 10 years or 100,000 km as a New Year Present to ensure smooth and safe journeys

Volvo is reinforcing its commitment to always putting people first by proudly presenting the new maintenance service program for 10 years or 100,000 km, which doubles the protection currently offered (from 5 years). This extension is being made to ensure...

Related Topics