Renault-Nissan Alliance Partners with the State of Victoria

After it recently revealed what may very well be the first of a new breed of Nissan vehicles, the Leaf, the Japanese manufacturer, together with its French ally Renault, announced a new partnership in their Zero Emission Mobility Program.

This time, it is the State of Victoria, Australia, who has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the two carmakers to identify potential areas of cooperation in promoting the use of zero emission vehicles in Victoria.

"Today, Nissan is proud to partner with the Victorian government through the signing of this MOU," Dan Thompson, Nissan Australia CEO said in a release. "Technology for zero emissions mobility is a reality and we are prepared to proactively explore ways to bringing this technology to the market with collaboration from the government."

"The Victorian Government is looking at the benefits of introducing and expanding electric vehicle technology for our State," Gavin Jennings, Victorian State government minister for environment and climate change added. "This MoU formalizes discussions with the Nissan Motor Company which is among the global leaders in the development of electric vehicles and demonstrates our commitment to supporting electric vehicle technologies."

So far, the alliance has set up partnerships with some 30 local governments around the globe and on almost all continents. The goal of the project is to create the infrastructure needed for the future fleet of electric vehicles, who's advent we witnessed on Sunday with the unveiling of the Leaf, a medium-size electric hatchback that is powered by laminated compact lithium-ion batteries. It is capable of developing 90 kW, while its electric motors produce 80 kW/280 Nm of torque.
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