YOKOHAMA - The Renault-Nissan Alliance (the Alliance) and the Development & Reform Commission of GuangDong Province China (the DRC of GuangDong Province) today announced a partnership to promote zero-emission mobility in GuangDong Province.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) brings together representatives from each organization to identify opportunities to promote the use of zero-emission vehicles in GuangDong Province. The DRC of GuangDong Province is the second local government in China to sign MoU with the Alliance after the Wuhan Municipal government.

"China has the great potential for electric vehicles as the government is very serious to promote the zero-emission societies," said Noboru Tateishi, Program Director, Global Zero Emission Business Unit of Nissan. "We continuously talk with the local governments to spread our EVs into the Chinese market," Tateishi continued.

Marking its tenth anniversary this year, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is leading a collaborative approach with both business and governments and has signed more than 30 other agreements worldwide with partners to launch its first electric vehicle starting 2010 in Japan, the U.S. and Europe, and to bring it in the Chinese market in the early 2011.