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'Leccy Tech Renault-Nissan has announced electric vehicle and infrastructure deals with the State of Oregon and the Principality of Monaco.

That brings to eight the number of deals that Renault-Nissan have inked, including those with Israel, Denmark, Portugal – all in partnership with Better Place - the city of Yokohama in Japan, France - with utility company EDF - and the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority in the US.

The Oregon announcement was made by Nissan chairman and Renault SA co-chairman Carlos Ghosn during his keynote speech at the Los Angeles Motor Show.

Under the terms of the partnership between Nissan, the State of Oregon and power supplier Portland General Electric (PGE), a “supply” of leccy vehicles will be made available to the state by Nissan, while the State, in partnership with PGE and the Oregon Department of Transport, will encourage the creation of an EV charging network.

In the past few months, PGE has installed six charging stations - each with the capability to charge several dozen vehicles - across the Portland and Salem areas of Oregon, with an eye to the eventual development of a bi-directional vehicle-to-grid network.

Oregon State Governor Theodore Kulongoski is proposing a $5000 (£3369/€3995) tax credit for anyone buying a zero-emission vehicle.

Details of the Monaco deal are less clear. However, Nissan said the tie-in is intended to formulate ways of enhancing and expanding the existing battery-charging network in the Principality, and to work on ways to promote the use of electric vehicles there.

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