Published on October 30th, 2015 | by Guest Contributor5
200 Electric Cars From Nissan & Renault Headed To Paris Climate Conference
October 30th, 2015 by Guest Contributor
Originally published on Sustainnovate.
By Henry Lindon
The single largest provider of electric vehicle chaffuer vehicles to the upcoming 2015 Paris climate talks will be the Nissan/Renault alliance, according to a new press release. The alliance is expecting that the provided fleet — composed of Nissan LEAFs, Renault ZOEs, and Nissan e-NV200s — will travel a combination of more than 400,00 kilometers during the conference. The fleet will be driven by Nissan and Renault employee volunteers as well as hired drivers throughout the whole summit, from November 30 to December 11.
“Electric vehicles (EVs) are a practical and affordable mode of transportation,” stated Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. “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.”
Worth noting here is that this will mark the first time that the UN uses an all-electric vehicle fleet to act as its passenger-car shuttle service at one of its climate summits.
“Renault and Nissan employees are at the forefront of the electric-vehicle revolution,” stated Ghosn. “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.”
As part of the plans, the Nissan/Renault alliance will be installing a network of 90 fast-charging and standard-charging electric vehicle charging stations in various locations near the conference in partnership with the local electric utility company EDF. These charging stations will reportedly be powered with “low-carbon electricity.” The “residual emissions” will be offset via an accredited UN carbon-offsetting scheme.
The fast-charging stations used will be able to bring a battery at 0% up to 80% in around a half hour.