Mexico City will become the first city in Latin America to receive the Nissan LEAF and is part of the Mexico City government Green Plan (Plan Verde) committed to reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles by promoting battery-electric vehicles.
The memorandum of understanding, signed by the authorities and Nissan, brings together representatives from each organization to identify opportunities to promote the use of zero-emission vehicles in Mexico City.
“Today is a historic day for the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mexico City.” Carlos Tavares, President of Nissan Americas, said. “We are signing a Memorandum of Understanding in order to introduce electric vehicles in Mexico’s capital. Zero-emission leadership is a core commitment for the Renault-Nissan Alliance. We are delighted to share a common vision for a cleaner world with Mr. Ebrard’s administration.”
“Bringing the electric vehicle to the Mexico City market is a natural progression of Nissan’s leadership and heritage in Mexico.” José Muñoz, President of Nissan Mexicana, said. “Working with important partners like Mexico City is a critical step in our continued and lasting commitment to the Mexican society.”
Marking its tenth anniversary this year, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is leading a collaborative approach with both business and governments and has signed more than 30 other agreements worldwide with partners to launch its fist electric vehicle starting 2010 and to mass market a full range of electrical vehicles by 2012. Today, with this initiative, Mexico City joins this approach.
The Nissan LEAF is the first vehicle to be launched under this agreement. It provides a quiet, efficient driving experience with a range of about 160 Km (100 Miles). The five-door, five-passenger hatchback is an electric motor and battery operated car (all-electric car) with absolutely no polluting emissions. No internal combustion engine and fossil oil-based fuel are needed. Its electric motor supplies 80 kW of power (107 hp) and 280 N-m (207 lb-ft) of direct torque to its wheels, providing a rapid response and a powerful acceleration.
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Renault-Nissan Alliance Signs Zero-Emission Partnership with Mexico City Government
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