Beijing, China – The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced a partnership with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a first step in bringing zero-emission electric vehicles to China.
Nissan will provide MIIT with electric vehicle (EV) information and propose a comprehensive plan, including a blueprint for a battery-charging network and programs for mass-marketing EVs. The Chinese government has launched a pilot program of new energy vehicles to be rolled out to the public transport sector in 13 cities.
Nissan has also announced a partnership with the municipal government of Wuhan as the first pilot city for zero emission mobility.
The automaker said it will bring electric vehicles to China in early 2011, making it one of the first countries to be supplied with electric vehicles from the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The company will mass-market EVs globally in 2012.