Renault-Nissan Install EV Charging Stations around Paris for COP21 Summit

Renault-Nissan and partners worked to install 90 new EV charging stations around Paris and in the city to prepare for the COP21 Climate Change Summit, which took place from the end of November to Friday, December 11.

Renault-Nissan partnered with a variety of organizations and companies in France including the Paris City Council, Aeroports de Paris, the national railway company SNCF, and two energy providers to encourage Parisians to consider electric vehicles and spread awareness about eco-friendly cars and the environmental harm of gas-powered vehicles.

The charging stations were used during the COP21 conference to charge the 200 electric shuttle buses that transported more than 20,000 delegates and participants from around the world. The stations are quick charging stations that recharge the battery from 0% to 80% in only half an hour.

Renault-Nissan partnered with energy providers who promised to provide clean solar, wind, and hydro energy rather than energy from burning fossil fuels. France is known for its low carbon emissions, producing a fraction as much carbon as the rest of Europe.

At James Ceranti Nissan, we’re excited to see what will be coming to the United States!

Nissan LEAF Battery to Receive Update Option

Nissan LEAF battery

The new Nissan LEAF is still a ways off, as early reports think it will hit the market as a 2017 model. However, several unnamed sources have stated that before we actually see the next-generation LEAF, the current model will receive a better battery option. The updated Nissan Leaf would thus have a greater range and be more practical for even more customers.

Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we think it’s a great strategy to attract new customers to the EV nameplate, or to simply keep customers loyal to the model as well. Nissan itself, however, is playing things pretty close to the vest. “We have made no public announcement about the 2016 Nissan LEAF,” Nissan spokesman Brian Brockman said. “We do not comment on future product details.”

If the rumors are true, though, it means the updated LEAF would be powered by a 30-kilowatt-hour battery. The current model has a 24-kilowatt-hour battery which is good for an 84 mile range on single charge, but the new LEAF should be able to go 105 miles on a single charge instead. Come see us today to learn more or to check out the current LEAF model as well!