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The Renault-Nissan Alliance Partners with the City of Toronto on zero-emission vehicles

The Renault-Nissan Alliance today announced that Nissan has entered into an agreement with the City of Toronto with a view to promote zero-emission mobility in urban agglomeration. The two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding City Hall Toronto to seal their commitment to encourage large-scale adoption of electric vehicles.

"Nissan is a global leader in the field of electric vehicles, and now the City of Toronto has proven his leadership and determination to create a culture of zero emission transport in this exceptional city," stated Allen Childs , President, Nissan Canada Inc. "With this agreement, our partners in the Queen City have strengthened their commitment to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gas emissions. We are looking forward to make available to Torontonians the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable vehicle has zero issuance and markets on the mass market, by the end of next year. "

Under the agreement, Nissan and the City of Toronto will collaborate to promote electric vehicles in the streets of Toronto. Nissan will provide electric vehicles that can be bought in the city. The City of Toronto will continue its ongoing efforts to promote the development of a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles of the same installation, commissioning and maintenance of a network of recharging, together with other stakeholders. The City will also continue to evaluate the regulatory changes and municipal regulations that will be implanted programs for the circulation of zero-emission vehicles.

"The electric vehicles are a great way to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and smog-causing pollutants in Toronto. We are excited to work with our partners to promote electric vehicles and the development of a charging infrastructure in the city, "said Toronto Mayor David Miller. "The City of Toronto has taken significant steps to reduce the environmental footprint of its fleet with the assistance of a comprehensive plan, the Green Fleet Plan, and we look forward to add to our fleet of vehicles operating entirely to electricity. Toronto is also a member of the C40 Electric Vehicle Network, under which 14 of the largest cities of the world agreed to take concrete steps to promote the flow of electric vehicles on their territory. By working with partners like Nissan, we are closer to our goal of making electric vehicles a reality of everyday life. "

Nissan, together with Renault, its partner in the Alliance is the only automaker worldwide market has determined, on the mass market, affordable vehicles running entirely on electricity. The Nissan LEAF is an electric car for five passengers that works without fuel, not emission free and has no tailpipe. Its top speed is over 145 km / h and is powered by batteries IMPROVED lithium-ion battery. According to the LA4 test cycle, these batteries give the vehicle a range of 160 km with a single charge, which is sufficient to meet the needs of more than 70% of Canadians with respect to daily displacements.

By the conclusion of this agreement, Toronto joins a growing network which includes initiatives worldwide in the field of zero-emission vehicles, partnerships have been established, in particular in British Columbia and Quebec, and that Mexico and Brazil. The Renault-Nissan has partnered with more than 60 governments, municipal governments and other organizations to advance the deployment of electric vehicles in the world.

Thousands of Canadians have already signed up for the latest information on the Nissan LEAF www.nissan.ca / LEAF / en.

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