The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote zero-emission mobility in the Kingdom, heralding the first partnership of its kind in the Arab region.
Under the MOU, Jordan and Nissan will undertake to promote electric cars as a sustainable mobility solution, which will help Jordan address the key issues of energy independence, CO2 emissions and environmental conservation.
The MOU will focus on ensuring all the necessary conditions for electric car mass market are in place, particularly government incentives, charging infrastructure and public education. Jordan will also consider purchasing up to 300 units of Nissan LEAF electric cars for its public sector. The Government is also working to finalize it electric vehicle standards.
A Working Group will commence to study the implementation of an Electric Vehicle Pilot Program, potentially within the Greater Amman Municipality and other stakeholders. Taking a holistic approach to zero emission, the partners will also explore renewable energy for electric vehicle charging using solar energy, the use of second-life batteries, as well as other new mobility concepts such as car-sharing.