Renault-Nissan Alliance and Seville City paves the way for the introduction of electric vehicles

This agreement provides access to the Cartuja 93 Science and Technology Park for field-testing, aiding the design process for a permanent urban recharging network in the city of Seville.

The agreement was jointly signed by Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín, Mayor of Seville, Isaías Pérez Saldaña, President of CARTUJA 93 S.A., Javier Redondo, Zero Emission Program Manager from Nissan Iberia and Jean-Pierre Laurent, Managing Director and President of Renault España.

The agreement includes a pilot program for running electric cars with lithium ion batteries  within the Cartuja 93 Science and Technology Park, promoting the distribution and use of Electric vehicles in the city from 2011, exchanging ideas for defining and testing the recharging network, organizing educational events and activities, and working with companies and partners that could potentially use Electric vehicles as part of their overall fleet mix.

Seville City Council is committed to promoting the installation of a recharging network in car parks and public areas and encouraging the acquisition of zero emission electric vehicles through various public and private support measures.

Cartuja 93 is a science and technology park that is home to 350 companies, including public and private centres for research, university studies and training as well as research groups and dedicated R&D&I centres.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance: Leading the mass-marketing of Electric vehicles

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, with its planned portfolio of zero emission vehicles, has positioned itself as a world leader in the development of electric vehicles.

Spain plays an important role in the implementation of the global zero emission plan thanks to Renault and Nissan’s major presence in both industrial and commercial sectors.

In October 2009, Renault announced that the electric car Twizy Z.E. with lithium ion batteries would be made in Valladolid, becoming the first mass-produced electric vehicle in Spain.

Since that announcement, the Alliance’s has signed zero emission mobility agreements with Barcelona and Madrid City Councils, the Autonomous Governments of Andalucía and Castilla y León, as well as the more recent agreements with Acciona and Endesa.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2009, a year in which it sold more than six million vehicles. Its goal is to become one of the three leading carmakers worldwide in terms of quality, technology and profitability.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is committed to approaching institutions, governments and companies with the aim of collaborating with them, by providing its know-how of the automotive industry. So far, more than 50 agreements have been signed worldwide, with the aim of introducing electric vehicles from 2010 and commencing large-scale distribution in 2012