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Renault-Nissan, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality collaborate on electric vehicles

Turkish city and auto firm make major investment in green transport technology.

Renault-Nissan and Ankara Metropolitan Municipality have formed an alliance to promote and implement electric vehicles in Ankara.

Renault-Nissan said that the partnership will cover the deployment in the Ankara municipality of a charging network for electric vehicles, which will be launched in 2011, and the roll-out of corresponding services and developments.

The collaboration includes: multiplying the number of projects that could favour the use of electric vehicles in Ankara, especially those focused on charging networks; installing and developing a network of charging stations for electric vehicles.

In addition, the alliance will also develop special projects for fleets, public spaces and cities; and analyze the regulations on installing and operating electric vehicle charging stations.

The Ankara Metropolitan Municipality will purchase 100 electric vehicles for the fleet of the municipality's services.