The Renault Nissan Alliance Expands to Taiwan
Together with Yulon-Nissan Motor and the city of Taichung in Taiwan, electric vehicles will be promoted in the country, and a so called Electronic Vehicles Connection Program will be launched.
"Signing the MOU with YNM and Nissan means that Taichung City will take the lead to be the first 'Low-Emission' City in Taiwan," Jason Hu, mayor of Taichung City said in a joint statement.
Yet, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is not only intended to promote EVs. The partners will work to encourage all types of eco-friendly locomotion means. That includes the creation of a high speed railway and the encouraging of the use of electric bicycles and motorcycles. New policies, structures and rules for EV use in Taiwan will also be created. EV promotional teams, EV education, purchase incentives and the rollout of charging stations is also planned.
So far, the Renault-Nissan alliance has signed similar agreements with 60 governments, cities and organizations in Japan, the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.
As you already know by now, the Japanese and French manufacturers plan the most comprehensive line of EVs to date. Nissan will begin selling the Leaf starting this fall, with Renault to launch the Fluence Z.E. sedan and Kangoo Z.E. LCV in 2011.