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 Begins Production of Second Electric Vehicle, e-NV200

e-NV200

Nissan begins work on their second EV, the e-NV200, a popular option for passenger or commercial purposes.

With the popularity of the zero-emissions Nissan LEAF, Nissan is moving forward with more electric vehicles. This time, it is the e-NV200, a light van that can be used for either passengers or commercial purposes.

Nissan officially started production of the electric van early this month in Barcelona. Initially, the e-NV200 will be introduced into 20 markets around the world, including Europe and Japan. However, it’s unclear if the e-NV200 will ever make it to our shores.

“This is a great landmark day for Nissan, starting production of our second electric vehicle,” said Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer, in a statement. “This is at a time when EVs are now recognized as mainstream technology. Many competitors are only just starting to launch their first EV – where Nissan has clear first mover advantage. We’re proud that the Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle with more than 110,000 delighted customers enjoying the quiet and smooth ride of an EV.”

While the e-NV200 doesn’t look much like the Nissan LEAF, it shares a powertrain and lithium-ion battery with the best-selling electric car.

Would having a larger electric option like the Nissan e-NV200 convince you to make the switch to electric?