Nissan Donates Electric Vehicles for COP21 Climate Change Summit

Nissan LEAF

Nissan is helping to eliminate pollution and cut dependence on oil by providing an all-electric vehicle shuttle service for the COP21 (Conference of Parties) Climate Change Summit. Recognizing the importance of alternative energy designs, Nissan has become a leader in green technologies.

According to Nissan, 200 Renault-Nissan employees were specially trained for the event in Paris. These workers will man around two hundred vehicles, a fleet composed of the Nissan LEAF, the Renault ZOE, and the Nissan e-NV200. These will help conference attendees get around the city in a flash.

“Helping negotiators get to their meetings, riding in quiet and smooth EVs that can be 100 percent recharged with renewable and extremely low-carbon electricity, sends a powerful message about our corporate commitment to the environment – and about our employees’ desire to be part of the solution to climate change,” said Marie-Francoise Damesin, Renault-Nissan’s global head of human resources.

The COP21 Climate Change Summit is the 21st annual conference addressing the need for more research on climate change, as well as action. Nissan is one of a handful of global automakers seeking to redefine mobility by incorporating the latest alternative energy designs.

Nissan Signs on to Sponsor UEFA Champions League Through 2018

The UEFA Champions League is Europe’s most prestigious club soccer tournament and Nissan is its newest sponsor. This tournament is part of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and marks the beginning of a four-year partnership between UEFA and Nissan.

One of the main reasons that Nissan pushed for this sponsorship was to increase its presence in Europe. It wants to outpace Toyota and Hyundai and become the top-selling Asian brand on the continent.

“European growth is important to Nissan, and in UEFA we feel we have found the perfect partner to help us achieve our business goal of becoming the #1 Asian car manufacturer in Europe by 2016. We’re excited and very much looking forward to the new season kicking off at the UEFA Super Cup in Cardiff on the 12th August,” said Bastien Schupp, vice president, Marketing, Nissan Europe, in a statement.

Last year, Nissan sold 422,213 vehicles across Europe, less than 100,000 cars behind Toyota. The partnership, which extends from the 2014-2015 campaign through the 2017-2018 season, will also give UEFA another prominent sponsor that will help make them more viable across other international markets.

Are you a soccer fan? We here at Bates Nissan want to know: do you think Nissan’s sponsorship will help it become the top-selling Asian brand in Europe?