Leaders, negotiators, delegates, and media from around the world are gathered in Paris to discuss what we can all do to help combat climate change. This gathering is known as CPO21. To show what the automotive industry can do to help, the Renault-Nissan Alliance provided 200 EVs for the CPO21 conference.
This is the largest group of electric vehicles ever assembled for this type of conference. And, a group of 200 Renault-Nissan Alliance employees volunteered to drive these EVs to act as shuttles for conference attendees.
However, what good are electric cars if you don’t have someplace to charge them? That is why Nissan also installed 90 new EV charge spots around Paris in preparation for the conference.
“COP21 is a call to action to reduce the impact of climate change – including global warming resulting from personal transportation,” said Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, in a statement. “Electric vehicles are the only existing, practical and affordable transportation solution to our planet’s environmental challenges, and they are available today. Expanding the EV infrastructure is mandatory for any city or state that’s serious about environmental stewardship.”
Here at Lancaster Nissan, we are proud to be a part of a global company that is working hard to make our future brighter. And, if you’re interested in making the switch to electric, come check out the Nissan LEAF, available now.