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Thanks to elegantly effective incentives and penalties rewarding electric cars, and charging high emitters, France has become the fifth nation to buy 100,000 plug-in electrified vehicles. The country that was home to last year’s landmark climate change accord has been on a roll, with its domestic press stretching to compare to Norway, which actually just […]

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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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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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One can still count the number of plug-in electrified vehicles that have sold over 50,000 units on the fingers of two hands, and the latest to join the club are the Renault Zoe and BMW i3. As of June, the Zoe has cumulatively sold 51,193 worldwide making it the seventh, and while not announced yet […]

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Anyone with the desire to see mass-market battery electric vehicles (EVs) increase to greater prominence probably owes a debt of gratitude to Nissan, Renault, and the head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn. The company with presence on every continent has had to restrain some of its initial EV enthusiasm, has faced critics, but is […]

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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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The Alliance Renault-Nissan’s ZOE electric supermini has won a Techies, being named the most environmentally friendly fleet vehicle in the business. The well-established ‘Techies’ are the only awards in the UK automotive industry that reward technological innovation in the corporate marketplace, with the goal of helping fleets operate in a cheaper, cleaner or more efficient […]

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