Lisbon, Portugal – The Government of Portugal and the Renault Nissan Alliance have announced a partnership to promote zero-emission mobility across that country. Portugal is the first partner to join the Alliance in a direct program of this type.

The initiative aims to bring together the public and private sectors to create the necessary conditions to make zero-emission vehicles a viable and attractive solution for consumers. Under the framework agreement, the government will focus on jointly studying with the Alliance how to create the right conditions to make electric vehicles an attractive offer for consumers; study the infrastructure and related organizations required to create a nationwide network of charging stations for electric vehicles; and to identify the most effective communication and education channels to raise awareness of electric vehicles.

The Alliance has agreed to mass-market its electric vehicles to consumers in Portugal, starting in 2011. That country will be one of the lead global markets for the introduction of unique models of all-electric vehicles from the Alliance.

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