Renault Nissan Alliance Throwing Electric Party in Amsterdam
Both parties (hmm... the word has multiple meanings) agreed on multiple targets, with one of the aims being to register at least 1,000 EV sales by the end of next year. Nissan will make the first step and deliver 100 LEAFs (the company didn’t mention what kind of leafs) to fleet customers starting in February 2011.
In June next year, individual customers will also be able to get LEAFs. Shortly after that, Renault will join the party, bringing the Fluence and Kangoo Express members of its Z.E. family.
The city’s authorities are determined to stimulate EV demand, so they are treating everyone to electricity at public charging posts until March 2012. The same goes for parking spaces at this posts.
The city is also working hard to develop a complete charging infrastructure, with almost 100 charging posts being installed in public areas since November last year. The parties stated that “each point has at least one regular USER”.
The city has big plans, as it wants to install up to 2,000 additional charging posts. The money for the electric feast will come from the country’s Air Quality Fund.
The city is also planing to offer a “quickie” version for those who are in a hurry, in the form of a quick charger that is capable of up to 50 KW and can recharge a battery to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.
Our Say: We'll have a LEAF with an LSD, please. (we are talking about a limited slip differential, of course).