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Renault electric vehicles are providing second-life batteries for energy storage in Europe. Groupe Renault has installed two quick charging stations in Belgium and Germany with partner, UK-based Connected Energy. It’s the starting point of installing the E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Europe. E-STOR was developed by Connected Energy to offer all the benefits […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will be entering China’s growing electric car market through a joint venture alliance with Dongfeng Motor Group Co. Called eGT New Energy Automotive Co., Ltd., the new JV will tap into the full potential presented by each of the three automakers. Donfeng will open the door to what’s expected in China’s “new […]

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Renault is partnering with the UK’s Powervault to give a second life to its electric vehicle batteries for solar energy storage. Fifty trial units will be placed in UK homes powered by solar panels with second-life batteries from used Renault EVs. The idea is that if the trial run works, Powervault’s smart battery system costs […]

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Battery electric vehicles had stronger sales than plug-in hybrids in Europe for the first time in six quarters, according to a new report. The European Alternative Fuels Observatory just released findings of its study analyzing plug-in electrified vehicle sales in European Union member nations since 2014. While plug-in hybrid electric vehicles had dominated the market […]

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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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