Renault-Nissan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey aimed at establishing a partnership to promote and implement electric vehicles in Gaziantep.
The partnership program will cover: the deployment in the Gaziantep municipality of a charging network for electric vehicles which will be launched in 2011, the rollout of corresponding services and developments, and the lease of 50 electric vehicles for the fleet of the municipality’s services of Gaziantep.
This marks the third MOU signed by the Alliance in Turkey: the first was signed with Istanbul Enerji, a subsidiary of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and the second with Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.
The parties have decided to launch preliminary work with a view to encouraging the promotion of electric vehicles in order to reduce CO2 emissions and the effects of climate warming. A working group will be set up to:
• multiplying the number of projects that could favor the use of electric vehicles in Gaziantep, especially those focused on charging networks,
• installing and developing a network of charging stations for electric vehicles,
• developing special projects for fleets, public spaces and cities,
• analyzing the regulations on installing and operating electric vehicle charging stations
The Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality also wishes to lease the 50 electric vehicles as soon as the Renault vehicles come to the Turkish market.