The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance announced today that it invested in Enevate, a battery startup that is claiming breakthroughs including “5-minute fast charging” and “high energy density”. expand full story
Renault Stories November 13
Renault Stories October 1
Ahead of the Paris Motor Show today, Renault has unveiled a new ‘affordable’ all-electric crossover: the Renault K-ZE. expand full story
Renault Stories September 25
Renault is launching today a new “Advanced Battery Storage” program today.
With the program, the French automaker is aiming to build “the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries ever designed in Europe by 2020.” expand full story
Renault Stories July 4
Renault and the City of Paris have announced a new “electric mobility plan for Parisians, Ile-de-France residents and visitors.”
It involves deploying a fleet of 2,000 electric vehicles for ride-hailing and car-sharing services in Paris. expand full story
Renault Stories June 18
Some of the legacy automakers who are really serious about electric vehicles are also trying to address the issues that come with selling both electric and gas-powered cars at dealerships.
Renault is exploring electric vehicle-only stores and after a successful pilot project in Stockholm, it is now opening a second location in Germany. expand full story
Renault Stories June 14
With the success of the Zoe, Renault has become a leader in electric vehicles in Europe.
Now the French automaker wants to keep the momentum going with an investment of over 1 billion euros to accelerate electric vehicle production in France. expand full story
Renault Stories May 11
Nissan and Renault are planning a series of new electric cars for the Chinese market and they are turning to China’s emerging leading automotive battery maker, Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), to supply them. expand full story
Renault Stories April 3
When Renault started selling the all-electric Zoe in France, it had a controversial scheme that prevented buyers from owning the battery pack. They could either own the car and pay a monthly fee to lease the pack or lease the whole car.
While it is indeed a controversial scheme, it’s undoubtedly a successful one since under it, the Renault Zoe became the most popular all-electric vehicle in France.
But now the French automaker finally lets buyers also own the battery pack starting today. expand full story
Renault Stories March 6
Here’s something you don’t see every day: an electric autonomous rideshare concept car from a major automaker. Oh wait, nevermind, it’s the Geneva Auto Show. That’s exactly what you see every day.
But this one, Renault’s newest effort, doesn’t seem like it’s just more-of-the-same. While it’s obviously a concept car, with extra emphasis on “concept,” it truly embraces that concept nature and steps away from the realm of “normal” and into a totally different driving future which actually looks fairly palatable, and even realistic.
Renault Stories February 21
After embracing electric vehicles, Renault has also launched its own new energy subsidiary to develop energy storage and grid products.
The French automaker is now combining both efforts to help create a “smart electric island” with electric vehicles, V2G, and energy storage. expand full story