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Renault and Managem Group partner on cobalt sulfate supply

Renault and Moroccan mining company Managem Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the sustainable supply of battery materials. According to Renault, “In 2019, the responsible production of cobalt by Managem Group was confirmed by certification according to the standards of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), as well as by evaluations by NQC… Read more »

Renault acquires 21% stake in electric motor company Whylot

Renault has acquired a 21% minority stake in electric motor company Whylot. Renault previously signed a partnership with Whylot to develop a large-scale axial-flow e-motor. This technology will be applied to electrified powertrains with the objective of reducing costs and emissions.  “We are delighted to take a further step in our relationship with Whylot, a… Read more »

Dupont to supply thermal interface material to Renault and Alpine F1

DuPont’s BETATECH thermal interface material (TIM) has been specified by Renault for supply to its Maubeuge and Douai production facilities in northern France. A multi-year technical partnership with the Alpine F1 team was also announced. BETATECH helps manage and control heat from higher-density batteries during both charging and operation. This is accomplished by maintaining thermal… Read more »

Nissan replaces e-NV200 with new Townstar EV, a modified Renault Kangoo

Nissan has introduced the Townstar, a new commercial that will replace its e-NV200 in European markets. Actually, the Townstar isn’t new—Nissan neglected to tell us (but InsideEVs helpfully did) that it’s a rebadged and slightly modified 2021 Renault Kangoo that will be available with either a gas or electric powertrain. The Nissan Townstar EV, like… Read more »

Verkor partners with Renault to manufacture battery cells in France

A number of companies and public/private partnerships are working to build a competitive and sustainable battery cell supply chain in Europe. One of these is the French battery startup Verkor, which just announced an agreement with the Renault Group to develop and manufacture battery cells. Renault Group will acquire a stake of around 20% in… Read more »

Renault Trucks to offer an EV in every market segment from 2023

Renault Trucks has announced that, from 2023, it will offer an all-electric model in each of the segments it serves: distribution, construction and long distance. Renault Trucks now offers all-electric trucks from 3.1 to 26 tons. Its electric lineup consists of the D Z.E., D Wide Z.E. and Master Z.E., which serve the urban transport,… Read more »

Renault Trucks expands its range of all-electric models

Renault Trucks is broadening its all-electric range, and offering a wider choice of batteries for its medium-duty EVs. The Renault Trucks D and D Wide Z.E. can now accommodate 66 kWh battery packs, and the Master Z.E. utility vehicle has just been released in a 3.5-ton model. Renault’s all-electric trucks can be customized from 3.1… Read more »

Renault unveils Mégane eVision e-hatchback and budget-priced Dacia Spring Electric

At a recent press event (virtual of course), Renault unveiled a sleek new electric hatchback and an inexpensive new EV under the Dacia brand. The Renault Mégane eVision, built on the new modular CMF-EV platform, will serve as the basis of a production EV to be launched next year. Its front-wheel drive powertrain features a… Read more »

Renault to sell only electric cars in China

Renault has announced that in the future, it will concentrate on electric vehicles and light commercial vehicles in the Chinese market. The French automaker has withdrawn from its joint venture with Dongfeng, under which it had built ICE vehicles, including the Captur, Kadjar and Koleos SUVs, in Wuhan. The Renault Group set up joint ventures… Read more »