COP22 conference gets EV fleet from Renault and Nissan

COP22 conference gets EV fleet from Renault and Nissan


The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide a fleet of 50 electric vehicles to the COP22 conference in Marrakech next month. Delegates at the annual United Nations Conference of Parties (COP22) will be shuttled around in the zero-tailpipe emission electric fleet.

The agreement mirrors that of last year’s COP21, and the Renault-Nissan Alliance will also provide a number of electric vehicle charging points as in Paris. More than 20 accelerated (0-80 per cent charge in an hour) and standard charging stations will be installed at key locations around the Moroccan city.

More than 25,000 participants from 195 countries will descend on Marrakech from 7th-18th November. The fleet of vehicles – made up of the Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf, and Nissan e-NV200 – will be on hand 24 hours a day throughout the conference to shuttle delegates about, working hand in hand with public transport.

Marc Nassif, managing director of Renault Morocco Group and Alliance COP22 leader: “The Renault-Nissan Alliance is proud to contribute to COP22 by providing a fleet of 50 100 per cent electric vehicles. This technology, coupled with an increasingly decarbonized electric mix, is the solution for individual mobility to address the issue of global warming and enhance air quality in our cities.”

Isao Sekiguchi, managing director of the North Africa Region and Egypt for Nissan Group, said: “Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. The Renault-Nissan Alliance was not only quick to recognize the import contribution the automotive industry could make to the collective effort to tackle emissions, but was also quick to act.”

At the COP21 conference, the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s 200 electric vehicles made up the world’s largest EV fleet. Travelling at least 175,000km (more than 108,000 miles), the fleet saved more than 180 barrels of oil and 18 tonnes of CO2 from being used and emitted.