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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The EV markets on the two sides of the Atlantic look very different. Tesla tops the bestseller list in the US, followed by Nissan. In Europe, Nissan’s partner Renault rules the roost. Some 97,687 pure electric vehicles were sold in Europe in 2015 – that represents 0.61% of the overall European car market, and an… Read more »
Posten, the Norwegian postal service, has ordered 240 Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E.s. The red Renaults will join the company’s existing fleet of 900 EVs (cars, bikes, quadricycles and trailers). The electric version of the Kangoo light-duty commercial van has a typical range of 80 to 125 km. Posten’s Kangoos will mostly be used in high-density… Read more »
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 »
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 »
French president Francoise Hollande announced this week that his government would increase incentives for the purchase of high-tech cars.
The innovative light delivery van is now on sale at 20 UK dealerships. Renault plans to launch three more new EV models in the UK in 2012.
The facility, which covers 3,300 square meters and includes 100 test benches was inaugurated on November 14 with a formal ribbon-cutting and champagne-quaffing ceremony.