Renault-Nissan to work with A2A on EV pilot project in Lombardy, Italy
Said to be the first electric vehicle experimentation in Italy, the pilot project “E-Moving” will start in June 2010 in the cities of Milan and Brescia, and is scheduled to run for one year. The objective is to test the components of the electric mobility model designed in partnership by Renault and A2A, including charging infrastructures, battery management and vehicle maintenance.
As part of this project, consumers and businesses will be able to test the first 60 zero-emission Renault vehicles to arrive in Italy. The two models included in the test will be the Kangoo Express Z.E.light utility vehicle for business use and the Renault Fluence Z.E. family sedan for both private and professional use.
During the pilot phase, both electric vehicles will be available for an exclusive monthly rental, said to comparable to that of a
diesel car of the same size and performance.
Jacques Bousquet, managing director of Renault Italy, said: 'The cooperation between Renault, the multi-utility A2A, and local authorities will involve an initial test phase, followed by the promotion and roll-out of 100% electric vehicles. This will be achieved through the deployment of advanced technologies, infrastructure tailored to users’ requirements, and an offering comprising both commercial and technical solutions. The aim is to deploy electric vehicles that revolutionise mobility and respect the environment, by emitting no CO2, and provide a practical service for motorists.'For more of the latest industry news, click here.