The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed an agreement with Orange, the telecommunications operators, for the supply of 200 electric vehicles for its transportation needs in France.
Renault-Nissan will provide the 100 percent EVs to Orange by 2015 which will be used for car-sharing purposes between its buildings and installations in France.
Currently, Orange has 2,000 pool vehicles in France with about 100 cars available for car-sharing purposes.
The Renault-Nissan electric fleet will include ZOE subcompact, the Kangoo Z.E. van, Nissan e-NV200 van and the Nissan LEAF.
In 2012, Orange acquired a fleet of about thirty tandem 2-seat Twizys from Renault.
The use of electric vehicles needs to be encouraged and this agreement with the Renault-Nissan Alliance helps to meet the commitment of a 20percent reduction in carbon footprint by 2020. The acquisition of more than 1,000 electric vehicles, to account for about one-third of our car-sharing fleet in France will continue, said, Hélène Billon, management director, Orange Facilities & Mobility.
More Orange employees will soon be able to enjoy the zero noise, smooth handling, acceleration, and zero tailpipe emissions of EV cars. The vehicles can be fully recharged with renewable energy at night, said, Christian Mardrus, alliance executive vice president, Renault-Nissan B.V, Alliance CEO Office.