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The all-electric Renault Zoe drove up total French plug-in vehicle sales 7.4 percent over the previous year. Zoe sales in its home country grew 32 percent to 1,565 units sold. That made for 69 percent of passenger battery electric vehicle sales in that market. Avere-France, the association for development of electric mobility, reported 3,121 plug-in […]

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Renault is showing a Zoe concept in Geneva geared toward fans of electric racing cars. The Zoe e-Sport Concept displayed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show ties together the automaker’s commitment to electric vehicles with its experience winning races in the FIA Formula E. It’s built on a Zoe platform and is designed with same […]

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Renault-Nissan Alliance will be testing electric self-driving vehicles for mobility services in France with transport operator Transdev. The research project will start with field tests in the Paris-Saclay business district. Customers will get a ride in a driverless all-electric Renault Zoe for public transportation or on-demand rides. Transdev will provide an on-demand dispatch, supervision, and […]

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The Renault Zoe was the top seller in Europe last year, coming in just a hair past the Mitsubishi Outlander. The European Alternative Fuels Observatory reported that the all-electric Zoe came in at 21,337 units sold versus the plug-in hybrid Outlander finishing at 21,328 sold in 2016. The observatory tracks plug-in vehicle sales in European […]

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Light-duty plug-in vehicles may become cost competitive enough to surpass conventional vehicles in sales, without needing incentives. A new study by Navigant Research predicts that by 2025, more than 68 million light-duty electrified vehicles will be in use globally, made up of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery electric vehicles. Of that total, more than 37 […]

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A French company is expanding its global reach by bringing electric carsharing to Los Angeles. Bolloré Group received backing Monday from the Los Angeles City Council to bring its BlueCalifornia subsidiary to LA. It’s the second U.S. city to bring the electric carsharing service to the metro area, following Indianapolis and its BlueIndy program. The […]

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Renault’s commercial vehicle division will be displaying the new longer-range Kangoo Z.E. all-electric electric van next month at the European Motor Show in Brussels. Renault Pro+ will present the new Kangoo on Jan. 13 with its new motor/battery package that will increase the model’s driving range by more than 50 percent. Renault says that its […]

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Donfeng Renault Automobile Co. will be testing autonomous Zoe electric cars in the city of Wuhan, China, as early as next month. The joint venture forged by Dongfeng and Renault in 2014 will be testing the self-driving cars on a 1.5-mile stretch of road in the city’s Caidian district for testing purposes, according to Automotive […]

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September auto sales numbers are in, and like the U.S., Germany’s battery electrics and plug-in hybrids saw a huge gain. The KBA, Germany’s motor transit authority, recorded 1,641 new all-electric cars on the roads in September, up 77 percent from September 2015, along with 1,420 plug-in hybrids, up 37 percent from September 2015. Between them […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will be providing 50 all-electric vehicles to transport delegates at the upcoming COP22 Climate Conference. More than 25,000 participants from 195 countries are expected to attend the climate change conference, being held Nov. 7-18, 2016, in Marrakech, Morocco. They’ll have access to a Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf, and the seven-seat Nissan e-NV200 […]

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