Renault-Nissan Alliance confirms it will provide 200 electric vehicles for high profile COP 21 meeting
As 20,000 government officials and ministers from around the world prepare to push up their carbon footprints by jetting to the Paris climate change talks next month, the United Nations has announced all car trips to and from the event will be made in zero emission vehicles.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance confirmed today it will provide 200 pure electric vehicles (EV) to the Paris summit, creating the world's biggest EV fleet for an international conference.
The cars, which include the Renault ZOE, Nissan LEAF and 2-NV200 van, will shuttle delegates from the conference venue in Le Bourget 24 hours a day, alongside existing buses and trains.
It is the first time a UN climate summit will use a 100 per cent electric fleet for its entire passenger car shuttle services.
The cars will be driven by Renault and Nissan employees that have volunteered to be part of the scheme.
"Electric vehicles are a practical and affordable mode of transportation," said Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive of the Renault-Nissan Alliance in a statement.
"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."
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