Posts Tagged: Renault Zoe

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 »

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 »

Madrid car-sharing service launches with 500 Renault ZOEs

Renault has partnered with global infrastructure operator Ferrovial Services to create a car-sharing service in Madrid, called Zity. The new company will initially offer a fleet of 500 ZOE EVs located within the capital’s M-30 beltway, and in some adjoining areas. Ferrovial operates toll roads, airports and other municipal services in more than 20 countries…. Read more »

Renault Nissan Alliance cumulative plug-in sales nearing half a million

Cumulative sales of plug-in vehicles by the Renault Nissan Alliance (which also includes Mitsubishi and Dacia) reached 481,151 units in the first half of 2017. The top sellers are the Nissan LEAF and the Renault Zoe, which remains the top EV sold in Europe, followed by Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV. Sales of the PHEV versions of the… Read more »

Renault sells its 100,000th EV

Five years since the launch of its first EV, Renault has handed over the keys to its 100,000th electric customer. The milestone vehicle is a Renault ZOE, sold to an Oslo gentleman, who will receive five years of free recharging as a bonus. Renault is Europe’s leading EV-seller, with a 27% market share. In the… Read more »

Renault provides fleet of 150 Zoe EVs for smart solar charging project

Renault and several partners plan to develop a Franco-Dutch network of smart solar EV charging stations, in connection with a car-sharing service and vehicle-to-grid capability. The city of Utrecht will be the testing ground for the Smart Solar Charging Project. In phase one of the project, Renault will supply a fleet of 150 Zoe EVs… Read more »

Renault and Connected Energy collaborate on E-STOR energy storage product

Every week brings another example of how EVs will fit in as an integral part of the distributed, smart energy system of the future. The latest news comes from Renault. Europe’s leading EV-seller has partnered with energy storage company Connected Energy to develop a modular storage product called E-STOR. E-STOR uses second-life EV batteries to… Read more »

While US EV sales shrank, Europe’s almost doubled

What a difference a year or two makes. Not so long ago, we EV pundits were trying to figure out why EV sales were so slow in Europe compared to the US, despite the continent’s green reputation and high gas prices. Now they must be wondering the same about us. Annual US plug-in sales actually… Read more »