The Renault-Nissan Alliance, Northern Ireland’ Department for Regional Development (DRD) and the Department of Environment (DOE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further the introduction of electric cars in the UK province.
Under the MOU signed between the parties today, joint working teams will be established to propose plans for an electric vehicle infrastructure network in the North of Ireland.
DRD and DOE also agreed to consider incentives to make electric vehicles easier for customers to buy and run, while the Renault-Nissan Alliance will share information and ideas relating to charging networks, energy supply and electric vehicle training. It will also help promote the development and use of electric vehicles in the region.
The Plugged-in Places bid, joint led by DRD and DOE, will be submitted to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) in London by 29 October. This initiative will provide funding for electric vehicle infrastructure to a number of successful cities or regions. The bid is also supported by a consortium including local councils and representatives of the IT, motor and energy industries.