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Rio de Janeiro Launches Public-private Partnership for Zero-emission Transportation

Rio de Janeiro Launches Public-private Partnership for Zero-emission 
Transportation 
Rio de Janeiro State Government signs multilateral memorandum of understanding 
with Renault-Nissan Alliance, Petrobras Distribuidora, Light, Ampla and Rio 
Negócios to pave the way for electric vehicles 
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was 
signed today among Rio de Janeiro State Government and leaders from Brazil's 
public-private sectors to accelerate zero-emission transportation in Rio de 
Janeiro. The partners for this historic deal are Renault-Nissan Alliance, 
Petrobras Distribuidora, Light, Ampla and Rio Negócios. 
As part of the MoU, the parties will study the possibility of producing 
electric vehicles in the state, as well as the entire infrastructure necessary 
for running such cars. The project is part of the Rio Capital Energy Program, 
coordinated by the State Department of Economic Development, Energy, Industry 
and Services of Rio de Janeiro. 
"We want to make sure Rio de Janeiro will be a world's reference in energy for 
the twenty-first century, repeating the vocation that Rio already has in the 
area of traditional energy," said the Secretary of the State Department of 
Economic Development, Energy, Industry and Services, Julio Bueno, commenting 
on the program. 
Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are currently rolling out pilot programs that use 
the Nissan LEAF as part of the cities' taxi fleets. 
Renault and Nissan have been consistently committed to zero-emission 
technology. The companies have invested €4 billion in the past two decades 
to develop electric cars that consume no petroleum and can be recharged on 
pure renewable energy. 
The first fully electric mass-produced vehicle to hit the market was the 
Nissan LEAF, which debuted in December 2010. Renault recently launched the ZOE 
subcompact and has a range of other zero-emission options including the 
Fluence Z.E. sedan, the Twizy urban two-seater, and the Kangoo Z.E. van. 
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold nearly 100,000 zero-emission cars, more 
than all other major automakers combined. 
"Renault-Nissan is in the vanguard of electric vehicles. This new initiative 
reaffirms our global commitment to offering sustainable urban mobility that is 
fun to drive," affirmed Carlos Ghosn, the Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO during 
this morning's announcement. 
For the full press release, go to: 
http://www.media.blog.alliance-renault-nissan.com/news/rio-de-janeiro-launches-public-private-partnership-for-zero-emission-transportation 
Contact: Marcelo Rodrigues Nissan Brazil Marcelo.rodrigues@nissan.com.br 
+55(21)2134-9192 
Caique Ferreira Renault Brazil caique.ferreira@renault.com +55(41)9648-6777 
SOURCE: Renault-Nissan Alliance 
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http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2013/19/c9640.html 
CO: Renault-Nissan Alliance
NI: AUT  
-0- Jun/19/2013 17:53 GMT
 
 
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