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The Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and the Renault-Nissan Alliance Sign Zero-Emission Agreement

published: 2011-03-18 14:53

p Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey) and the Renault-Nissan Alliance sign an agreement for preparing a zero emission partnership.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is aimed at establishing a partnership to promote and implement electric vehicles in Gaziantep. The partnership program will cover:

——the deployment in the Gaziantep municipality of a charging network for electric vehicles which will be launched in 2011,

——the rollout of corresponding services and developments

——the lease of 50 electric vehicles for the fleet of the municipality’s services of Gaziantep.

It’s the third MOU signed by the Alliance in Turkey: the first was signed with Istanbul Enerji, a subsidiary of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and the second with Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.

The parties have decided to launch preliminary work with a view to encouraging the promotion of electric vehicles in order to reduce CO2 emissions and the effects of climate warming. A working group will be set up to

——multiplying the number of projects that could favor the use of electric vehicles in Gaziantep, especially those focused on charging networks,

——installing and developing a network of charging stations for electric vehicles,

——developing special projects for fleets, public spaces and cities,

——analyzing the regulations on installing and operating electric vehicle charging stations

The Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality also wishes to lease 50 electric vehicles in its fleet as soon as the Renault vehicles come to the Turkish market.

Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality
With an increasing number of problems arising from the uncontrolled use of energy resources, the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality is undertaking responsible action for the planet by favoring environment-friendly projects and providing its inhabitants with modern urban living standards. Close to its citizens, Gaziantep is focusing all of its efforts on ensuring a pleasant urban environment. The town has strong tourism potential and is also reconciled with its past

Gaski Enerji
Gaski Enerji is a Turkish energy company that works to bring city dwellers modern and environmental services by using the most advanced technologies. To that end, Gaski works together with entities and companies to optimize energy use.

Renault
With its partner Nissan, Renault aims to become the leader in zero-emission* mobility, namely the first car manufacturer to sell a complete range of electric passenger cars and light commercial vehicles at an affordable price for the greatest number. This year will be a decisive chapter in Renault history with the launch of three electric models, Fluence Z.E., Kangoo Z.E. and Twizy, followed by ZOE in 2012

Renault has a very strong position in Turkey in terms of both production and sales. In november 2009, Renault announced it would be producing Fluence Z.E., one of its four electric vehicles, at the Bursa plant. Fluence Z.E. will be the first mass-produced electric vehicle in Turkey.

Renault-Nissan Alliance
The Renault-Nissan Alliance, sold more than 7 200 000 vehicles in 2010. To date, the Alliance has entered into more than 90 partnerships worldwide with countries, cities, organizations and other key stakeholders to prepare the markets and necessary infrastructure for the successful adoption of electric vehicles around the world.

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