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September 27, 2010
City of Toronto and Renault-Nissan Alliance to work together to advance zero-tailpipe-emissions mobility in Toronto
  
Toronto Mayor David Miller and representatives from Renault-Nissan Alliance today announced that the City of Toronto and Nissan have entered into an agreement to advance zero-tailpipe-emissions mobility in the city and promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

“Environmental sustainability has always been a key issue for the City of Toronto," said Mayor David Miller. "This agreement will help the City provide residents with information and options for less polluting modes of transportation. Electric vehicles are a great way to reduce emissions of green house gases and smog pollutants in Toronto and will help us achieve our climate protection and clean air goals.”

The agreement includes collaboration by the City and Nissan to promote the use of electric vehicles on Toronto’s streets. Under the agreement, Toronto along with other relevant parties will continue to develop plans to promote infrastructure for charging EVs. Nissan will supply electric vehicles for purchase in Toronto before the end of next year.

"Nissan looks forward to working with the City to promote the use of electric vehicles and bring the Nissan Leaf, our first 100 per cent electric zero-emissions vehicle, to Toronto consumers," said Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada Inc.

Through the Green Fleet Plan, the City has already taken steps to green its corporate vehicles using a variety of technologies, and looks forward to adding all-electric cars to the fleet. The City currently has over 500 green vehicles, including two plug-in hybrid electric cars and two all-electric ice resurfacers. The City is also a member of the C40 Electric Vehicle Network, where 14 of the world's largest cities have agreed to take action to make their cities electric vehicle friendly.

For more information about the City's environmental initiatives, visit http://www.toronto.ca.

For more information about Nissan Canada Inc., visit http://www.nissan.ca.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
Cindy Bromley, Communications Manager, Finance & Administration, 416-392-4993, cbromley@toronto.ca
Didier Marsaud, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Nissan Canada Inc., 905-629-6400, didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com
Heather Meehan, Senior Counsellor, Cohn & Wolfe, 416-402-5748, heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca


 

 

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