Renault-Nissan Alliance Provides World’s Largest EV Fleet For 2015 COP21

Posted: Dec 1 2015, 10:55am CST | by , Updated: Dec 1 2015, 11:00am CST, in News | Cars & Vehicles


Renault-Nissan Alliance Provides World’s Largest EV Fleet for 2015 COP21
  • Alliance provided 200 EVs for the 2015 COP21!

The fleet of cars by Renault-Nissan Alliance covered 400,000 km during the event and had zero emissions.

Renault-Nissan Alliance is responsible for transportation during the Paris climate conference COP21. The 2015 conference was carried out with the help of 200 pure Electric Vehicles. The fleet of vehicles will be provided by Alliance.

The vehicles will shuttle delegates during the 21st annual Conference of Parties. The cars will cover a distance of over 400,000 km but will have zero emissions. The cars provided in the fleet include Renault ZOE, Nissan LEAF and Nissan e-NV200.

Even 200 Renault employees volunteered to drive the cars around for the conference use. Professional drivers will also be alongside the volunteers in the cars. More than 450 drivers applied for the volunteer job. The drivers will undergo a rigorous training program before the event. 

It will be the world's largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference. Alliance is also the passenger-car provider for the United Nation's COP21 climate conference.

The COP21 will run from the 30th of November to the 11th of December. The COP21 conference will have more than 20,000 U.N. participants. The participants come from more than 195 countries. 

Carlos Ghosn is the Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. According to Ghosn EV are practical and affordable modes of transportation. EV also offers a solution for drastically reducing tailpipe CO2 emissions.

Ghosn stressed the public and private sectors should transition to a zero-emission society. The EV will be available to shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days a week. The main destination of the vehicles is the Le Bourget conference venue. This will be the first time U.N. will use a zero-emission or 100% electric fleet. 

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