The signatories were Alberto Gallardon, city councilor, Olivier Paturet, general manager of zero emission business unit at Nissan, Europe and Jean Laurent, managing director and president of Renault Espana, representing the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Both partners have confirmed the collaboration between the zero emission strategy from Renault-Nissan Alliance and the Movele-Madrid Plan, which falls under the responsibility of Fundacion Movilidad.

As a part of the agreement they will create a cross functional team that will develop strategy to lead the cause of zero-emission mobility. Together they will look in the possibility of adding technical Alliance description that specify the main needs for validating recharging points, associated to Movele-Madrid Plan.

Renault Headquarters in Madrid will serve as a test point of recharging system. The agreement commits to make Madrid one of the first cities to have Renault electric vehicles for establishing a shared mobility system known as ‘car sharing’.

Promoting electric mobility through informative events, searching for partners to set up recharging infrastructure in car parks, identifying fleet owners interested in having zero emission vehicles for use in the city and defining the different uses for the electric vehicle, apart from car sharing also form part of the agreement.

The partners will further analyze potential financial and non-financial incentives, and the already available incentives, to foster the use of the EVs, both for users (tax exemption, benefits in terms of parking costs) and for establishments that create a network of EV recharging points.

Involving local institutions, including local companies, in the development of zero emission mobility in Madrid will also help in adoption of EVs in the city.

Mr Paturet, said: ”it is very important that Nissan future clients will be able to drive, in 2011, their electric car, Leaf. This way, they will appreciate all the advantages of this new clean mobility.”