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Renault-Nissan teams up with UK company to create EV infrastructure

Renault-Nissan and UK company Elektromotive, the zero emission transport infrastructure company, have announced they are collaborating to accelerate the installation of charging networks for electric vehicles (EVs) across the world.

The two parties will study ways to promote the use of electric vehicles and will share information on EV development and energy supply on a global scale.

The alliance will also undertake education programmes and develop incentive schemes to attract EV customers. As well as continuing with further development of its infrastructure system, Elektromotive will purchase or lease EVs built by Renault and Nissan.

Elektromotive, which is based in Brighton started developing charging station technology in 2003 and installed its first Elektrobay charging post in Westminster in the centre of London in 2006. To date, it has installed more than 40 charging bays in London and a further 40 in other major UK cities.

Elektromotive’s Elektrobay charging stations are located at the roadside and in multi-storey car parks.

Andrew Palmer, senior vice president of Nissan, said: “Our two companies complement each other perfectly: owners of Renault-Nissan-built EVs will need access to a comprehensive charging system wherever they live and work.”

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