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.
In an event rallying hundreds of supporters of Action Against Hunger, the Renault-Nissan Alliance received top honors for its significant contributions to the worthy cause.
Action Against Hunger is a non-profit organization committed to fighting childhood malnutrition and creating a world without hunger. The Renault-Nissan Alliance had the opportunity to set up an emergency fund, enabling the organization to rapidly provide relief to those in need.
“The Renault-Nissan Alliance has been a strong advocate of global humanitarian work, which includes everything from supporting victims of the typhoon in the Philippines to providing emergency food assistance to people in East Africa,” said Raymond Debbane, chairman of Action Against Hunger’s Board of Directors. “We honor their commitment to help the most vulnerable communities thrive.”
The event not only gathered supporters to honor generous contributions to the organization’s work, but it also inspired continued efforts on behalf of Action Against Hunger’s mission.
During this past year, the non-profit was able to provide humanitarian aid to those caught in the midst of the Syrian conflict, victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, and people plagued by violence in the Central African Republic.
We at Bates Nissan are proud the Renault-Nissan Alliance is doing its part to give people around the world something most of us take for granted: food. If you would like to get involved, visit the organization’s website for more information or to make a donation to the cause.