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Renault-Nissan provides all-electric fleet for COP21 summit

Driven by a team of 200 professional drivers and 200 Renault and Nissan volunteers, the fleet is expected to cover around 240,000 miles providing a 24-hour, seven-day per week shuttle service to and from the Le Bourget conference venue, working alongside public transportation.

COP21 is expected to attract 20,000 participants from 195 countries, and this will be the first time the United Nations has used an entirely electric fleet.

As official passenger car provider, the 200 vehicles comprise Renault ZOE, Nissan LEAF and seven-seat e-NV200 van, supported by 90 strategically deployed rapid charging points, powered by EDF low-carbon energy, located around Paris.

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said: “Renault and Nissan employees are at the forefront of the electric-vehicle revolution. 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.”

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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