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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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While Americans and Europeans are anticipating the 238-mile range 2017 Chevy Bolt EV and Opel Ampera-e respectively, Renault is now taking orders in Europe for its approximately 200-mile range Zoe. The upgraded battery in the otherwise mildly refreshed Zoe comes seemingly out of left field, at least to an American audience. Media reports in the […]

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Europe’s best-selling battery electric car, the Renault Zoe, will arrive at the Paris Motor Show Oct. 1 with an increased driving range of 200-plus miles (320 km). The report comes from French business publication BMFBusiness but doesn’t say what the new battery capacity would be. It’s also not clear if the driving range is based […]

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Running low on fuel at gas pumps has spurred French consumers to choose electric vehicles as an alternative. Strikes by oil industry workers has brought production to a standstill in France. Shortages of “petrol,” or gasoline and diesel, have led to long lines at gas pumps It’s presented an opportunity for automakers to sell more […]

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Since 2009 only half a dozen plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) have sold more than 25,000, and last month three more were added to the list. The sales volumes of the BYD Qin plug-in hybrid, all-electric Renault Zoe, and all-electric BMW i3 and i3 REx are the result of regional markets for two of them, with […]

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Car sharing provider E-Car Club is launching in Scotland with a fleet of Renault electric vehicles. E-Car Club will be partnering with St. Andrews University and Transport Scotland in St. Andrews.The UK car sharing club has chosen a fleet of eight ZOE EV hatchbacks and two all-electric Kangoo Van Z.E. for its first launch in […]

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Renault took the win at the 2015 ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally with four of its ZOE EV taking the four top places. This result follows last year’s win, which was also the first time the ZOE participated in the rally. 2015 marked the 6th edition of this EV rally. SEE ALSO: EVs Racing Around Monte-Carlo According […]

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The 6th ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally, an event for electric vehicles, will be held March 20 to 22. ZENN is short for “zero emissions, no noise;” the rally is a motorsport competition open exclusively to electric cars with a range of under 250 kilometers (155.34 miles). Like its renowned parent competition, the Monte-Carlo Rally, the ZENN […]

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