Swiss electric utility company Energie Ouest Suisse (EOS) and Renault-Nissan today announced they are working together to develop solutions for zero-emission mobility in Switzerland through the promotion of electric vehicles and the establishment of a battery-charging network.

Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed recently, the two parties will study ways of implementing and maintaining a battery-charging network throughout the country. The deal will also see the supply of all-electric vehicles by Renault-Nissan to EOS.

EOS, which produces 85% of its electricity from hydropower, is the first company for Renault-Nissan to tie up with in Switzerland - the headquarters of Nissan's European operations - for a zero-emissions program.

Renault-Nissan has also begun zero emission initiatives with Israel, Denmark, Portugal, the Principality of Monaco and the French utility company EDF, as well as the State of Tennessee, the State of Oregon and Sonoma County in northern California in the US. In Japan, the Alliance has partnered with the Prefecture of Kanagawa and the City of Yokohama.