ZERO EMISSIONS: AN IDEA WORTH SPREADING

Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by in Nissan Canada

07.08.2011

,PARIS, France

ZERO EMISSIONS: AN IDEA WORTH SPREADING

Renault and Nissan electric vehicles set to enthuse a world’s tip thinkers during TEDGlobal

Some of a world’s biggest minds will be means to test-drive a latest in zero-emission record when a Renault-Nissan Alliance takes partial in a tellurian discussion of artists, scientists, economists, philosophers and activists subsequent week in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a automotive partner of a annual TEDGlobal conference, an eventuality that aims to answer questions such as How can life be improved lived?’ The 2011 TEDGlobal will be hold Jul 11-15, and a prominence for scarcely 1,000 participants will be pushing Renault and Nissan’s zero-emission vehicles during a uncover and on a surrounding streets of Edinburgh.

TED started in 1984 as a discussion bringing together people from 3 worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. A nonprofit classification clinging to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” TED conferences have turn must-attend events for “early adopters” in worldwide attention and academia – including advocates of sustainability.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a tellurian personality in tolerable travel and a usually automobile organisation rising a operation of affordable EVs for mainstream consumers around a world. The first, a Nissan LEAF, is a mainstream, affordable zero-emission automobile that consumes no oil whatsoever and can be charged by scarcely any appetite source – from required electricity to home solar panels or other forms of renewable energy.

In further to Nissan LEAF – European and World Car of a Year 2011 – TEDGlobal will also underline stylish, fun electric vehicles from Renault – Twizy and Fluence Z.E. (for Zero Emission). Both Renault Twizy and Nissan LEAF will be on arrangement during Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre. In sequence to concede discussion representatives to knowledge a destiny of civic motoring initial hand, Renault Fluence Z.E and Nissan LEAF will be accessible for brief exam drives on a streets of Edinburgh.

Nissan has already delivered some-more than 9,500 Nissan LEAFs in Japan, a US and Europe given sales began late final year. European sales are underway in Portugal, a Republic of Ireland, a UK and a Netherlands while sequence books have non-stop in Switzerland, France, Spain and Belgium with a initial business in those markets approaching to start receiving their cars soon.

A ample family hatchback that seats 5 adults comfortably, Nissan LEAF is powered by an in-house grown compress electric engine and inverter in a front of a automobile that drives a front wheels. The AC engine develops 80 kW of appetite and 280 Nm of torque, adequate for a limit speed of 145 km/h. Nissan LEAF has a operation between charges of adult to 175 km, as tested over a New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

The zero-emission automobile comes entirely versed with facilities such as atmosphere conditioning, satellite navigation, rear-view parking camera, discerning assign hollow and innovative smart-phone connectivity.

Renault EVs entrance in Europe after this year. Renault Twizy is an innovative two-seat commuter automobile with eye-catching styling. Affordable, unsentimental and safe, Twizy is easy to expostulate and even easier to park. It is a environmentally obliged choice for a middle city. Twizy facilities a 15kW AC engine and has a tip speed of 80 km/h and a operation of 100 km (NEDC).

Renault Fluence Z.E is a full electric five-seat saloon. Thanks to a innovative law building pattern that allows a entirely programmed battery container barter to be undertaken in underneath 5 minutes, a Fluence recently won a 300 km Inter City Challenge – partial of a successful 2011 Challenge Bibendum convene – violence conventionally powered cars as good as other EVs.

Fluence ZE is powered by a 70kW AC motor, has a tip speed of 135 km/h and a operation of 185 km (NEDC).

“TEDGlobal is an inspirational 5 days of thought-provoking presentations designed to yield genuine wish for a future. Similarly, a electric vehicles from a Alliance are a automobile industry’s wish for a destiny where we are no longer contingent on a single, non-renewable form of energy. It’s an glorious partnership,” pronounced Hideaki Watanabe, Corporate Vice President of a Zero Emission Business Unit during Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Renault-Nissan Alliance Managing Director, Zero Emission Business.

About a Renault-Nissan Alliance
Renault-Nissan Alliance is a vital partnership between Paris-based Renault and Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan. The companies have 350,000 employees and comment for one in 10 new cars sole annually around a world. The Alliance is committed to building a far-reaching operation of cars and trucks for consumers in each vital cost and distance shred — including low-cost cars, civic commuter cars, blurb vans, reward vehicles and SUVs. The Alliance is a tellurian automobile attention personality in tolerable travel and a usually automobile organisation mass-producing zero-emission vehicles. For some-more details, revisit http://blog.alliance-renault-nissan.com/.


Contact:

Rachel Konrad
Renault-Nissan Alliance
rachel.konrad@renault.com
+33 (0)6 17 62 01 72

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