200 EVs for UN's Paris climate conference

By CARSIFU | 27 October 2015


PARIS: 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.

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

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 available to shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days a week to and from the Le Bourget conference venue, as a complement to public transportation.

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

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

"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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