Renault and British energy storage provider Powervault are collaborating on a UK pilot to re-use EV batteries in home energy storage units. Powervault will place 50 trial units, powered by Renault second-life batteries, in the homes of customers who have solar panels. The trial will explore the technical performance of second-life batteries as well as… Read more »
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Renault, in partnership with electric utility EDF and others, is installing 90 new EV charge spots in and around Paris for the upcoming COP21 global summit on climate change. The charging stations, several of which will be donated by Schneider Electric, will be used to charge 200 EVs serving as VIP shuttles for conference attendees…. Read more »
French President Francois Hollande has proposed a package of measures to revive France’s auto industry by encouraging the production of environmentally-friendly vehicles. The government will strengthen the reward-penalty system for the environmental impact of cars that has been in place since 2008. The incentive for EVs will increase from €5,000 to €7,000, and from €2,000… Read more »
The company’s 55 battery switch stations, located in Israel and Denmark, are in the final stages of a four-month testing period.