The agreement has been inked by Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, City Councilor, Olivier Paturet, Nissan Europe Zero Emission Business Unit General Manager and Jean Pierre Laurent, Managing Director and President of Renault España S.A.
The partners confirmed the cross-links between the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s zero emission strategy and the MOVELE-Madrid eco plan. Both sides will develop a team that will use Renault’s Madrid headquarters as a test point for recharging systems, make efforts to turn Madrid into one of the first cities to offer a Renault “car sharing” EV mobility system, promote electric mobility, develop a car parts charging infrastructure (through a third party company), involve local institutions in the process, present the program to fleet owners and analyze potential incentives.
“It is very important that Nissan future clients will be able to drive, in 2011, their electric car, Leaf. This way, they will appreciate all the advantages of this new clean mobility,” said Olivier Paturet.
“This agreement is another example of the Alliance’s commitment to making the electric vehicle a reality in the short and medium term. Furthermore, sustainable mobility for everyone allows Renault to find new methods of traveling, such as the revolutionary car sharing system,” added Jean Pierre Laurent.
“It is very important for The City Council to implement synergies between Renault-Nissan Alliance zero emission strategy and MOVELE-Madrid Plan, so that it will strengthen our trust on the introduction and dissemination of electric vehicles in the city, not only as a solution or improving local air quality, but also as a new step towards developing the intelligent city that we want,” said Alberto Ruiz Gallardon.
This development will be part of the more than 50 agreements signed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance worldwide in an effort to become the zero emissions mobility leader.