The two entities are forming an alliance to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, in the light of Nissan's introduction of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) in the US in 2010.
"This partnership represents a major step toward making zero emissions a reality in the Tucson Metro Area. The Tucson area long has been a leader in advanced technology and sustainability planning. We are looking forward to working with our partners in fostering the development and acceptance of electric vehicles as a smart, environmentally sound choice," Dominique Thormann, vice president Nissan North America.
The alliance aims to support PAG's Clean Cities Program efforts to bring together regional stakeholders into establishing the charging infrastructure needed for the ZEV's in the Tucson area. Nissan will assist PAG in EV acquisition, while PAG will help promote and aid in the deployment, operation and maintenance of the charging network
"As a region, we are leading the way in developing a rich charging infrastructure to support cleaner modes of transportation. This joint agreement will foster new jobs and opportunities in the Tucson region as we become a pioneer launch market for these advanced vehicles," Lynne Skelton, PAG Regional Council Chair.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has begun ZEV initiatives in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, the Principality of Monaco, Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama, Japan. In the United States, the alliance has also agreed to ZEV partnerships in Tennessee, Oregon, and Sonoma County, California.