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The Renault-Nissan Alliance Forms Zero-Emission Vehicle Partnership in Raleigh

06/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nissan will introduce zero-emission vehicles in the United States in 2010, starting with a 5-passenger compact vehicle that will have a range of 100 miles on a single charge. The announcement coincides with the Raleigh stop on a coast-to-coast tour of Nissan's EV Prototype, a vehicle that's powered by Nissan's lithium-ion battery pack and zero-emission electric motor. "Nissan, through the Renault-Nissan Alliance, is committed to being a global leader in zero-emission vehicles," said Dominique Thormann, senior vice president, administration and finance, Nissan North America. " Our partners in Raleigh share our goals of working together towards making the region plug-in ready for the introduction of electric vehicles next year. The partners also will work to coordinate the establishment of policies and help streamline the deployment of an EV infrastructure. 2

The Raleigh coalition is the eight locale in the U.S. to sign up with the alliance (which works through Nissan here as its French partner, Renault doesn't operate in the states). Others are the states of Tennessee and Oregon ; the cities of San Diego, Calif., and Seattle, Wash. ; California's Sonoma County, and the metropolitan government associations representing the Phoenix and Tucson regions in Arizona. 1

  1. Nissan Signs Raleigh, N.C., to Its Growing EV Charging Partnership Network (Green Car Advisor (edmunds))
  2. The Renault-Nissan Alliance Forms Zero-Emission Vehicle Partnership in Raleigh (PR Newswire)

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