Renault and RWE have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at establishing electric cars as a viable mode of transport for German consumers.
The partnership was officially launched by Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive officer of Renault and Nissan, and Dr Jurgen Grossmann, chief executive officer of RWE.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance is intended to become the world's leading manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles and
RWE, A European utility company, is in the process of setting up a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in major German cities and will subsequently roll out this infrastructure across
A joint pilot phase, starting in the second quarter of 2009 and lasting until 30 June 2011, will first take place in
Grossmann said: ‘We are entering together into new territory with this innovative partnership. Together with Renault, we want to help electric cars make their breakthrough in
, with an attractive offering consisting of an electric car, eco-energy and fast charging stations.’