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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!