Posts Tagged: Renault Zoe

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-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 »

Can you say that EVs are “clean?” Not in France!

Most of us are used to thinking of EVs as green and clean. In fact, here in the US, even gas-burning SUVs that get one or two more miles per gallon than the previous year’s model are advertised as environmentally benign, complete with images of trees, butterflies and smiling children. It seems that the French,… 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 »

EVs to the rescue of the French auto industry

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 »