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Zero emissions: an idea worth spreading

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renault_nissanPARIS (July 11, 2011) — Some of the world’s greatest minds will be able to test-drive the latest in zero-emission technology when the Renault-Nissan Alliance takes part in a global conference of artists, scientists, economists, philosophers and activists this week in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the automotive partner of the annual TEDGlobal conference, an event which aims to answer questions such as ‘How can life be better lived?’ The 2011 TEDGlobal will be held July 11-15, and a highlight for nearly 1,000 participants will be driving Renault and Nissan’s zero-emission vehicles at the show and on the surrounding streets of Edinburgh.

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New study on car subsidy schemes

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leafCar fleet renewal programmes in US, France, Germany fall short of their potential on emissions and safety benefits

Car fleet renewal schemes introduced in the US, France and Germany fell short of their potential to deliver on environmental and safety objectives, according to a new report published by the International Transport Forum at the OECD and the FIA Foundation today.

The focus of the 70-page study are three of the largest car fleet renewal schemes introduced primarily to stimulate consumer spending on cars in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis.

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Opel/Vauxhall and Europcar launch major electric vehicle co-operation

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vauxhallEuropcar offers Ampera as rental car across Europe from end of 2011.Cooperation brings Europe’s first electric vehicle offering ‘go anywhere at any time’ mobility to a wider audience

Rüsselsheim/Luton/St. Quentin en Yvelines.  Opel/Vauxhall, one of Europe’s largest automakers, and Europcar, the leading car rental company in Europe, have announced an agreement to introduce the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera as a rental car throughout Europe.

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Transport minister opens green charging facility

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leafBRENTWOOD, Essex, 6th July, 2011 – The Transport Minister, Norman Baker MP, today opened a new solar assisted electric vehicle charging facility at the Centre of Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in Rainham, East London.  Ford Transit Connect Electric vehicles were the first users of the facility, known as eTap, installed by Essex-based company Use The Sun Ltd.

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NISSAN wins Green Car Guide award

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nissan-leaf-electric-vehicleNissan has been awarded Green-Car-Guide’s Greenest Manufacturer of the Year Award for showing real commitment and leadership with the launch of the all-electric Nissan LEAF.

Green-Car-Guide.com presents its Greenest Manufacturer Award every year with the aim of recognising manufacturers that have made a special contribution by offering motorists more efficient, lower carbon vehicles – as long as they are also great to drive.

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