-- Time for a Fleet of Mass-Produced, 100% Electric Vehicles to Take to
the Road in Africa
DURBAN, South Africa, Nov. 24, 2011 /CNW/ - For the first time ever, a
fleet of mass-produced, zero-emission vehicles will take to the streets
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20111123/494814 )
A dozen electric cars from the Renault-Nissan Alliance will highlight
the benefits of green transportation and will provide zero-emission*
shuttle services for delegates at the 2011 United Nations Climate
Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, Nov. 28-Dec. 9. The 17th
annual Conference of Parties (better known as COP17) aims to "stabilize
greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that will prevent dangerous
human interference with the climate system."
Electric vehicles, which can be charged from purely renewable energy
sources such as solar and wind power, will play a critical role in
achieving COP17's goals and reducing the impact of climate change.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the world leader in electric-vehicle
technology and the only car group worldwide offering a range of
vehicles that consume no gasoline whatsoever. The Renault-Nissan
Alliance plans to sell 1.5 million zero-emission cars by 2016.
Nissan has already sold more than 20,000 LEAFs on three continents,
making it the most popular EV in the world. Renault just began selling
Kangoo Z.E., a light commercial vehicle. The Fluence Z.E. family sedan
will go on sale shortly followed by Twizy, an urban 2-seater, and ZOE,
a compact hatchback, next year.
Twizy sneak peak and test-drive opportunities
At COP17, the Alliance will offer test drives in the Renault Twizy, a
fun-to-drive commuter vehicle that can be plugged into many
conventional wall sockets. COP17 marks one of the first public
test-drive opportunities for the Twizy, an antidote to the air and
noise pollution plaguing some of the world's biggest cities. Twizy test
drives will take place at South Africa's landmark Moses Mabhida Stadium
throughout the conference.
COP17 will also offer a sneak peek of the highly acclaimed Nissan LEAF,
named World Car of the Year 2011, and Renault Fluence Z.E., a luxury
sedan. Both cars will be on the streets as shuttles for COP17
delegates. They will also be available for test drives.
Anyone can sign up for test rides throughout the duration of the
conference at the Alliance's booth in the Climate Change Response Expo
near Durban's International Convention Center.
For the full press release, go to: http://blog.alliance-renault-nissan.com/node/428/.
SOURCE Renault-Nissan Alliance
For further information:
Mia Nielsen, Renault-Nissan Alliance Communications, Mia.email@example.com, +33(0)1-76-87-12-33, +33(0)6-10-83-31-33, http://blog.alliance-renault-nissan.com.