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UN switches to EVs for COP21 passenger car fleet

The move marks the first time the UN will use a zero-emission fleet for its entire passenger car shuttle at a COP event.

The fully electric car fleet will shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days week to key venues around the conference and will feature the Renault ZOE, the Renault Kangoo Z.E. van, the Renault Fluence Z.E. sedan, the Nissan LEAF compact car and the seven-seater Nissan e-NV200 van.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will work with companies in France to set up a network of more than 50 quick and standard charging stations powered by 100% renewable energy in strategic locations. The quick charging stations will be able to charge the EVs from 0 to 80% capacity in about 30 minutes.

Renault Nissan will also participate in Solutions COP21, an international exhibition on climate-change solutions, at the Grand Palais in Paris.

"We are delighted to announce that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is an official partner of COP21 in Paris. Thanks to the Alliance's fleet of 100% electric vehicles, it will contribute to our goal of achieving a carbon neutral event.  The technology of electric vehicles helps reduce greenhouse gases in the transportation sector efficiently," said Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, President of COP21.

Natalie Middleton

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