Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality to promote and implement electric vehicles (EVs) in Ankara in order to reduce the region’s CO2 emissions and the effects of climate warming.

Under the terms of the MOU, Renault and the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality will deploy a charging network for EVs to be launched in 2011 in the Ankara municipality and rollout of corresponding services and developments to encourage EV adoption.

The partnership, which will also include the purchase of 100 EVs for the fleet of the municipality’s services, will involve setting up of a working group to obtain practical results on implementing an infrastructure for electric vehicle use in the city by 2011.

The working group will be responsible for making proposals on multiplying the number of projects that could favor the use of EVs in Ankara, especially those focused on charging networks and developing a network of EV charging stations.

Further, the working group will work on developing special projects for fleets, public spaces and cities and analyze the regulations on installing and operating electric vehicle charging stations with a view to encourage the adoption and promotion of EVs in the Ankara municipality.