Renault-Nissan enters EV partnership in Ankara
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covers the deployment in the Ankara municipality of a charging network for electric vehicles which will be launched in 2011, the roll-out of corresponding services and developments, and the purchase of 100 electric vehicles for the fleet of the municipality's services.
The agreement was signed by Melih Gökçek, mayor of the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality; Jacques Chauvet, leader of Renault's Euromed Region and Ibrahim Aybar, managing director of Renault MAIS.
As part of the agreement, a working group will be set up to obtain practical results on implementing an infrastructure for electric vehicle use in the city by 2011.
The working group will be tasked with making proposals on:
• Multiplying the number of projects that could favour the use of electric vehicles in Ankara, 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,
• Analysing the regulations on installing and operating electric vehicle charging stations.
The Ankara Metropolitan Municipality is also looking to include 100 electric vehicles in its fleet as soon as the Renault models come to the Turkish market.