Palace of Monaco takes delivery of Nissan e-NV200s

 

H.S.H. Prince Albert II receives the vehicles on behalf of the Palace from Brice Fabry of Nissan France
 
The glamorous Principality of Monaco, famous for mega yachts, motor racing and conspicuous consumption isn’t somewhere you would immediately consider to be eco-friendly.

However, under the stewardship of H.S.H Prince Albert II, the principality has already adopted a series of measures as part of a wider sustainability strategy focusing on road transportation, waste and energy management. Sustainable mobility is advocated across the state through the use of public transportation and the adoption of low emission vehicles. 

As part of the palace’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact The Prince’s Palace has taken delivery of two all-electric Nissan e-NV200s.  Received by the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, H.S.H. Prince Albert II at a handover ceremony held at the Palace, the five-seater people carriers will be used primarily as on-site delivery vehicles, transporting a variety of goods as well as people across the historic estate, which is home to the Prince and his family.

 

Offering zero-emissions mobility, the e-NV200s will contribute to the Palace’s strategy to reduce the estate’s greenhouse gas emissions as part of a wider sustainability action plan.

Commenting on the country’s sustainability strategy and the addition of the e-NV200s to the Palace’s vehicle fleet, Prince Albert said: 

“Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions is vital and our country has set ambitious targets. Our aim is to achieve a 50 percent decrease in carbon emissions by 2030, with the ultimate goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.”

Paul Willcox, Chairman, Nissan Europe said: 

“As a society we face considerable environmental challenges but with zero tailpipe emissions, electric vehicles offer a solution that can help tackle these challenges head on.”

“With the introduction of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200, we have spearheaded the move towards smarter, greener mobility and we’re delighted that governments and leaders across Europe are switching on to the benefits of all-electric motoring.”

For more information on Monaco’s sustainability policy, visit:

http://en.gouv.mc/Policy-Practice/Monaco-Worldwide/Environment-and-Sustainable-Development

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