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Renault’s Alliance Ventures invests in California battery maker Enevate

Alliance Ventures, the venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has joined heavyweights LG Chem and Samsung in investing in Enevate, a battery technology company based in Irvine, California. Enevate licenses its HD-Energy technology, which is designed to offer fast charging times, superior low-temperature operation and low cost, to various battery and EV manufacturers and suppliers worldwide…. Read more »

Renault-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn arrested, ousted as Chairman

Carlos Ghosn, the head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and one of the global auto industry’s most prominent proponents of electrification, has been arrested in Tokyo over “financial misconduct.” Along with Nissan Director Greg Kelly, Ghosn was arrested for “reporting compensation amounts in the Tokyo Stock Exchange securities report that were less than the actual amount,… Read more »

Groupe Renault launches stationary energy storage system using EV batteries

Groupe Renault has launched a stationary storage system for energy developed exclusively from EV batteries. Renault’s Advanced Battery Storage will eventually have a storage capacity of at least 60 MWh, provided by 2,000 EV batteries – equivalent to the daily consumption of 5,000 households. The first facilities will be developed in early 2019 at the… Read more »

Renault will invest over a billion euros to develop and produce EVs in France

Groupe Renault plans to invest more than €1 billion ($1.2 billion) in the development and production of plug-in vehicles in France. The company will: introduce a new Alliance electric platform in Douai to create a second EV production site; double production capacity for its ZOE EV, and launch a new ZOE at Flins; triple electric… Read more »

Nissan, Renault to buy EV batteries from CATL

Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) will be providing batteries for Nissan’s Sylphy electric sedan, which is scheduled to hit the Chinese market in the latter half of the year. This marks the company’s first deal with a Japanese automaker. The Sylphy, one of 20 electrified vehicles Nissan plans to release in China… Read more »

2018 Renault ZOE uses new electric motor

Renault’s 2018 ZOE uses a brand new electric motor. The R110 motor is derived from the R90 motor, to which it is identical in both size and weight, but offers increased output of 80 kW. Renault attributed the extra output to a combination of electrical machine- and power electronics-related innovations, but provided no further details…. Read more »

Groupe Renault joins consortium to deploy fast charging infrastructure in southern Europe

Groupe Renault has partnered with the E-VIA FLEX-E charging network, which will deploy 14 fast charging stations in Italy, France and Spain by the end of 2018. The new charging stations will be located along motorways and expressways, and will offer capacities of 150 to 350 kW. The E-VIA FLEX-E network is part of the… Read more »

Renault road-tests Level 4 autonomous EV

Renault’s SYMBIOZ concept car, revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, is currently performing road tests in France to demonstrate Level 4 autonomy, which frees the driver from all dynamic driving tasks. Level 4 automation is currently not permitted under French road rules, but trials are allowed if a human is traveling in the… Read more »

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance to launch 12 new EVs on common platforms

The Alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi has announced a new six-year plan under which the three automakers will accelerate their collaboration on common platforms, powertrains and electric, autonomous and connected technologies. The three automakers plan to launch 12 new EV models by 2022, using new common platforms and components for multiple segments. The alliance… Read more »