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Renault-Nissan and A2A to Test EVs in Lombardy

Pilot project,“E-Moving,” launches in June in Milan and Brescia.

by on Mar.17, 2010

Electric vehicles will be available for a monthly fee comparable to a diesel of the same size.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Italian utility company A2A today announced and agreement to bring electric cars to Lombardy.

This formalizes a memorandum of understanding signed in 2009.

The pilot project, called  “E-Moving,” is said to be the first electric vehicle experiment in Italy. It will start in June 2010 in the cities of Milan and Brescia, and is scheduled to run for one year.

The idea is to test the components of the electric mobility model designed in partnership by Renault and A2A.

Tests will focus on:

  • technology and distribution of charging infrastructures
  • commercial processes and sales and rentals for electric
  • vehicles
  • interaction between the charging network and the vehicles
  • electricity supply for the vehicles and associated invoicing systems
  • battery management
  • electric vehicle maintenance

As part of this project, consumers and businesses will be able to test the first 60 “zero-emission” Renault vehicles to arrive in Italy. The two models included in the test will be: Kangoo Express Z.E., a light utility vehicle for business use, and Renault Fluence Z.E., a family sedan for both private and professional use.

During the pilot phase, both electric vehicles will be available for a monthly rental fee comparable to that of a diesel car of the same size and performance. (Click Here for Renault Reveals Electric Vehicle Lineup.)


The two cities in the Lombardy region will be the first in Italy to provide a complete charging infrastructure with 270 charging outlets for electric vehicles.   (more…)