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 May 11
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
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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
Renault Stories February 19
The Renault Zoe got its big model year update a year ago with an updated ~200 miles range on a 41 kWh battery pack.
This year it gets a smaller, but still welcomed update with a slightly more powerful electric motor. expand full story
Renault Stories February 14
It can be difficult for dealerships to sell both electric cars and gas-powered vehicles at the same time since the strengths of one are often the weaknesses of the other. That’s partly why Tesla decided to bypass the dealership model and operate it.
Now Renault is going to try the same with its own electric car-only store in Europe. expand full story
Renault Stories February 9
Europe is starting to get more than its fair share of electric car fast-charging networks – making the rest of the EV world jealous and now we learn of again a new one as French automaker Renault announces its backing of the project. expand full story
Renault Stories February 7
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s mobility giant Didi, also known as “China’s Uber”, to “explore future business cooperation on a new electric vehicle car-sharing program” in China. expand full story
Renault Stories December 15, 2017
Renault and Nissan have a long-standing marketing partnership with Star Wars and with the release of the latest movie this week, Renault is unveiling a new limited edition ‘ZOE STAR WARS’ electric car, which they actually plan to sell. expand full story
Renault Stories December 8, 2017
Renault claims to be “making history” with the new working prototype of its electric and autonomous vehicle SYMBIOZ. expand full story