Under a newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Singapore's Economic Development Board (EDB), Land Transport Authority (LTA), and Energy Market Authority (EMA), the country takes a giant step towards their goal of zero-emissions mobility.

This agreement is the 26th of its kind penned by the Renault-Nissan Alliance, attempting to advance the real-life deployment of electric vehicles around the world, from Tennessee to Israel to Monaco.

It may seem far-fetched to think that Singapore may be the next Seattle, until you consider this: Singapore is actually perfectly poised to make the transition from fossil-fuel to electric vehicles. The country is small is size, has a reliable, robust electric grid and IT infrastructure, and it relatively urban. On the ground, in terms of commitment, the parties have agreed to "set up a working team of representatives" that will promote the introduction of EVs in the country. Tasks will likely include educating he public about the advantages and uses of electric vehicles, putting together test fleets, writing new policy, and finding funding for a new EV infrastructure, among others.

Source and photo: Renault