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Sao Paulo, Renault-Nissan Alliance Partner for EV Adoption

The municipality of São Paulo, Brazil and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have entered a partnership to study how electric vehicles can preserve the environment in the city and also improve the life quality in the state capital. São Paulo is the first city in South America to sign this kind of agreement.

The goal is to identify opportunities and investments needed to make possible to use EVs in São Paulo, the state capital.

The memorandum of understanding signed between the municipality of Sao Paulo and Renault-Nissan Alliance initiates the creation of a working group that will study the feasibility of this project, and will present a complete proposal to create and develop ways to make it real.

The group will analyze all aspects related to the introduction of electric cars (infrastructure, resources and products) and will include other companies, governments and organizations in the discussion that can contribute to this work. Among the points to be analyzed are the implementation and the maintenance of a charging network, incentives in order to facilitate EV adoption, and educational campaigns about the advantages electric vehicles bring to the city, its population and environment.

Renault-Nissan Alliance has already signed similar partnerships with more than 50 governments, municipalities and organizations all over the world. This memorandum points to the future and presents a new possibility to further improve the environment and the comfort of the people of São Paulo.

—Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance



Over 50 Alliance partners so far. Since each partner is in a large market area, the potential for electrified vehicles is important. Renault-Nissan seems to be taking a lead position with the introduction of mass produced BEVs and making sure that essential infrastructures are in place. Of course, those infrastructures will also be beneficial to other PHEV/BEV manufacturers

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