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Electric Cars

Nissan Partners with State of Rio de Janeiro for Electric Program

The program investigates the feasibility of building electric cars in Rio

The Leaf will be used as a taxi in Rio and Sao Paulo

The State Government of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has signed a memorandum of understanding with NissanNissanNissanJapan, 1932 > present159 models
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, Petrobras and local businesses to study the possibility of building electric vehicles in the state and creating an electric automotive infrastructure. Using the LeafLEAFNissan LEAFJapan, 2009 > present30 versions
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as a taxi in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro is part of this program. 

"We want to make sure Rio de Janeiro will be a world’s reference in energy for the twenty-first century, repeating the vocation that Rio already has in the area of traditional energy," said Julio Bueno, Secretary of the State Department of Economic Development.

Nissan was chosen at the program's partner because of its strength in the world of electric vehicles

Petrobras will install recharging points at some of its fuel stations in the cities. 

Other organizations have taken the role of promoting the use of EVs in the city. 

“We accelerate projects and facilitate the installation of businesses in the city, serving as a liaison between the public and private sector. In terms of investments for the EV technology, Rio will be at the forefront of industrial innovation," said Marcelo Haddad, President of Rio Negócios.





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