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Improved motor and controller gives Renault Zoe a range of 149 miles

Renault has extended the range of its Zoe electric hatchback by 14.6% to 149 miles (on the New European Driving Cycle) by using a lighter and more compact motor and an optimized electronic management system. The R240, designed by Renault, is a synchronous electric motor with rotor coil, with a power output of 65 kW and… Read more »

Renault previews new EV motor

Renault has previewed a new EV motor that it says will enter production in 2015. The synchronous electric motor offers 65 kW of power and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of peak torque, and features an integrated Chameleon charger. Renault designed the new motor with integration, miniaturization and simplification in mind. It uses smaller and fully… Read more »

Renault-Nissan sells 200,000 EVs

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 200,000th EV, highlighting its dominant position in the pure EV market, with a 58% market share. Renault and Nissan EVs have driven approximately 4 billion kilometers, saving 200 million liters of fuel and 450 million kilograms of carbon dioxide. The flagship LEAF is the top-selling plug-in vehicle in the… Read more »

BYD sells 34 electric taxis in Brussels, beating Renault and Nissan to the punch

Chinese EV maker BYD has sold 34 electric taxis in Brussels, capital of the EU, embarrassing the more established players Renault and Nissan. “I’d rather have chosen a European brand than a Chinese one of course,” said Luigi Marrocco, CEO of Taxis Bleus, one of the two biggest taxi companies in Brussels. “But when it… Read more »

Renault and Bolloré collaborate on assembly, car-sharing and a new 3-seat version of the Bluecar

French firms Renault and Bolloré have agreed to join forces to promote EVs through three separate agreements: The Bolloré Group has commissioned Renault to take over assembly of the Bluecar, which was formerly built in Italy. The vehicles will be assembled at the Renault plant in Dieppe beginning in the second half of 2015. The… Read more »

Renault-Nissan expands cooperation with Mitsubishi, may develop EV

Nissan and Mitsubishi have agreed to expand their current partnership, and could jointly develop an EV. The two companies already work together to build the little egg-shaped Kei cars (of which the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is one example) for the Japanese market. They now plan to develop vehicles for sale abroad, with Mitsubishi introducing two sedans… Read more »

French retailer pleased with 18-month test of Renault electric truck

French retailer Carrefour has been testing what it claims is the world’s largest all-electric truck under actual operating conditions for the past 18 months, to rave reviews. The 16-ton refrigerated delivery truck was developed by Renault Trucks, and is based on a Midlum vehicle chassis. It has a 103 kW electric motor and two lithium-ion… Read more »

VIDEO: Atlanta college student buys Renault-Nissan’s 100,000th EV

The LEAF has been racking up impressive sales since Nissan began production in the US. Some of the top 10 sales hotspots are where you’d expect them to be – Left Coast cities such as San Francisco and Portland, and Nashville, the home of Nissan’s north American headquarters. However, the electric hatchback is also conquering… Read more »

Zoe stars in Renault’s cast of EVs

With four electric models in its lineup, Renault is the most charged of the European automakers. Its new Zoe, a four-door hatchback EV that’s similar in size and appearance to the super-popular Clio, took center stage at the Geneva Auto Salon. The Zoe sports a 22 kWh battery pack and an 87 bhp (65 kW)… Read more »