Nissan Continues Green Efforts, Joins Forces with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Renault-Nissan alliance continues its efforts into the green car sector with a new partnership with energy-research center Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee. The purpose of the agreement is basically the same with the other Zero-Emission dealers between Renault-Nissan and authorities around the world: to promote green car in certain regions and support the infrastructure needed to direct people towards this kind of vehicles.

Dana Christensen, ORNL’s Associate Lab Director for Energy, said the agreement between the energy-research center and the French-Japanese alliance “will combine the unique assets of Nissan, TVA and the Laboratory to pursue breakthrough technologies needed for an electric vehicle charging network.”

As said, the Renault-Nissan alliance signed deals in several regions of the world, including in Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama in Japan, as well as in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Ireland and China. Furthermore, the group continued its efforts in the United States with partnerships with the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon, Sonoma County and San Diego in California, and Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona.

“Nissan, through the Renault-Nissan Alliance, has committed to being a global leader in zero-emission vehicles,” said Dominique Thormann, senior vice president, administration and finance, Nissan North America.

“Nissan in Tennessee is working with partners that share in the belief that the introduction and expansion of electric vehicles is one of the best solutions to reducing CO2 emissions. It’s only through collaborative efforts such as this that we can make zero-emission mobility a reality.”

Nissan will officially launch its first zero-emission car in the United States in 2010, with global release expected to take place two years later.
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