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Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has hinted that Renault could be launching a cheap EV in China within the next two years. Ghosn first told attendees at the New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris that the company was aiming for a car that would cost $8,000 or less after Chinese incentives. […]

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Car companies are welcoming a plan by the European Union that would require every new or refurbished home in all EU countries to be equipped with an EV charging point beginning in 2019. Additionally, the draft directive (to be published later this year) would require that all new buildings with parking facilities, including apartment buildings, […]

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French automaker Renault took to the 2016 Paris Motor Show to show a new concept, pointing the brand’s way into the future. The concept is claimed to be, of course, all-electric and fully autonomous, though it’s mostly an exercise in future design than technology. One of the most visually striking features are the small hexagonal […]

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Last week we reported that the 2017 Renault Zoe was expected to have a larger battery giving it a 200-mile driving range, which has now been confirmed. Behind that news is the implication that the 2018 Nissan Leaf could follow, given that the two companies are joined by an alliance. The information about the Zoe […]

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The ongoing deals between automakers and tech companies continued today with the Renault-Nissan Alliance inking a partnership with Microsoft Corp. Microsoft agreed to provide its Azure cloud platform for cars made by Nissan and Renault as the automaker pushes forward with developing connected and self-driving vehicles. “While the connected car experience is in its infancy, […]

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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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French automaker Renault delivered its 100,000th battery electric car this past weekend, a Zoe delivered to a customer in Oslo, Norway. The new Zoe owner, 41-year old Åsmund Gillebo, received free charging for five years along with the keys. It’s not surprising that the milestone number was reached with a sale in Norway. Thanks to […]

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Giant tech firms and global car companies are in an intense race to launch autonomous vehicles, but this week a three-year old startup beat all of them to the finish line. nuTonomy, a spin out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), introduced the world’s first self-driving taxis to the streets of Singapore, beating the […]

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Introduced on July 1, Germany’s plug-in electrified vehicle incentive plan saw some 2,000 people sign applications. Perhaps showing national brand preference, a third of buyers opted for BMW models, while a third were filed on behalf of companies according to an Automotive News report. Buyer incentives include: a subsidy of $4,485 (4,000 euros) available for […]

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Renault is hoping to avoid a Volkswagen-type diesel scandal. The French automaker’s vehicles aren’t sold in North America, but the Renault Captur is being recalled in Europe to fix pollution-control systems on 15,800 affected units. In addition, about 700,000 vehicles will have a voluntary emissions-system update. For now, the recall is limited to the 110-horsepower […]

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