THE RENAULT-NISSAN ALLIANCE AT COP21 IN PARIS
In 2015, France hosted the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP21.
As a worldwide leader in 100% electric mobility, the Renault-Nissan Alliance was an official partner of this event. As part of our partnership, we provided a fleet of two hundred 100% electric vehicles for the participants.
It was also an opportunity to take part in the climate experience event at the Grand Palais, where the Renault-Nissan Alliance was involved in the COP21 Solutions exhibition.
WHAT WAS COP21?
COP21 was the 21st annual meeting, where countries from around the world participated in deciding the next steps in the fight against climate change.
France hosted the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change, from 30th November to 11th December 2015 in Paris and Le Bourget.
COP21 aimed to lead a new international and global agreement to limit global warming to below 2° C.
The conference also looked to help countries adapt to the climate change consequences.
THE RENAULT-NISSAN ALLIANCE PARTICIPATION
100% ELECTRIC SHUTTLE SERVICE
The Renault-Nissan Alliance implemented the first fully electric shuttle service at a United Nations climate conference. Two hundred 100% electric Nissan LEAF, Nissan e-NV200 and Renault ZOE vehicles transported the events 20,000 participants between Paris and Le Bourget.
The objective was to offer innovative, environmentally friendly mobility solutions.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE MARKET LEADER
Electric mobility is one of the solutions in the fight against global warming. As a leader in electric vehicles, the Renault-Nissan Alliance decided to support COP21.
COP21 SOLUTIONS EXHIBITION
The Renault-Nissan Alliance featured at the COP21 Solutions exhibition in the Grand Palais, from 4th December - 10th December 2015.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance invited visitors to test-drive its 100% electric vehicles and hosted electric mobility conferences and debates at the free, public event.
WORLD LEADERS IN 100% ELECTRIC MOBILITY
As a leader of 100% electric mobility, the Renault-Nissan Alliance works daily to achieve its environmental objectives.
As part of its ‘Blue Citizenship’ vision, Nissan aims to reduce the environmental impact and consumption of natural resources, resulting from its global activities.
As a leader in 100% electric mobility, Nissan is committed to future generations by reducing its vehicles' CO2 emissions and expanding its 100% electric range of vehicles that emit no CO2 on the road.*
* No CO2 or regulated air pollutants emitted while driving in accordance with the NEDC.
Nissan is continually researching and working to make their EV battery as advanced and efficient as possible. The new 3rd generation 30kWh battery with chemistry improvement and greater power provision has recently started production for the LEAF, while Nissan is also launching a new 'Second Life' battery recycling subsidiary.
RAPID CHARGE NETWORK
Launched in October 2013 in England and Ireland, the Rapid Charge Network contributes to the European Union’s objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 60%. This pilot network of rapid charging points covers the main routes in both countries, supplying electricity to electric vehicles.
EV charging stations
As leaders in charging infrastructure, Nissan have more than 2300 quick charge stations in Europe, with this number predicted to reach 5500 by 2020. Nissan are committed to making sustainable driving as accessible as possible and are using a collaborative partnership approach with innovative companies.
Vehicle to grid
Nissan is piloting the effectiveness of the vehicle to grid system (V2G) in different European cities, before a large, concrete deployment all across Europe. As well as accessing renewable energy, drivers can connect their electric vehicles to the grid during cheap-tariff periods, and can use the electricity stored in the vehicle's battery either at home, while driving, or even for selling back to the grid.
Fuel station of the future
By 2020, the roads will be home to almost one million electric vehicles. As leaders in electric design, Nissan are well-placed to prepare for this future transport evolution. They are collaborating with world-renowned architects with the aim of transforming the refuelling infrastructure into a sustainable, innovative center for modern drivers.
Air pollution is rapidly becoming a major problem, in particular in large cities. In response, e-mobility is the necessary, positive transport solution to countering these challenges. As EV leaders, Nissan are committed to pursuing this reliable, zero emission alternative.