• Renault.automotiveIT

    France's IT outsider trusted on transforming Renault from the inside


    Renault CIO, Frederic Vincent, tells automotiveIT International about digital transformation, the IT collaboration with alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi and his strategy for dealing with legacy systems.

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    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi: will embed Android OS, Google Assistant AI, from 2021


    Image: Renault The Android operating system will be embedded in Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles from 2021. A technology partnership with Google is to bring Android-based infotainment and consumer applications to multiple brands in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance – which sold 10.6million cars in 200 markets last year. Android will ...

  • mitsubishi.automotiveIT

    Mitsubishi admits improper emissions testing in Japan


    The eK Wagon is one of the Mitsubishi models that has higher emissions than shown in tests (Photo: Mitsubishi) Mitsubish Motors said it had improperly conducted emission tests for four Japanese mini-cars, including two models it manufactures for Nissan. The Japanese carmaker said in a statement that it used ...

  • Mitsubishi.automotiveIT

    Mitsubishi attacks Pike Peak with race version of i-MiEV


    The race version of the i-MiEV has a carbon-fiber body (Photo: Mitsubishi) Mitsubishi is competing in the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a specially designed electric-powered race version of its i-MiEV model. The Japanese carmaker said the i-MiEV Evolution features a carbon-fiber body, a tube-frame chassis, a tri-motor ...

  • mitsubishi i-miev.automotiveIT

    Mitsubishi makes 1st N. American fleet delivery of i-MiEVs


    Mitsubish’s i-MiEV is one of the first battery-powered EVs on the market (Photo: Mitsubishi) Mitsubishi made the first North American deliveries of its i-MiEV electric vehicle to a car-sharing company in California this week. The Japanese carmaker, one of the first to have a full electric vehicle on the market, ...

  • mitsubishi i-miev.automotiveIT

    Mitsubishi starts i-MiEV deliveries to Estonian govt


    Estonia has placed the biggest order to date for Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV electric vehicle (Photo: Mitsubishi) Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has started deliveries of a large order of its i-MiEV electric vehicles to the Estonian government. Estonia has ordered 507 i-MiEVs in the Japanese carmaker's single largest order to date for the ...

  • EV Schneider.automotiveIT

    Renault, Nissan, PSA and Mitsubishi develop joint battery recharging standard


    Carmakers would like to standardize battery recharging stations for electric vehicles (Photo: Schneider Electric) Four major carmakers have decided to coordinate development of a technical standard for the recharging of electric-vehicle batteries in Europe. The group, which consists of Renault and its alliance partner Nissan, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors, will ...

  • opel ampera.automotiveIT

    German Ampera buyers to get a discount on clean electricity


    Opel hopes owners of the Ampera EV will use clean electricity (Photo: Opel) Opel is offering Ampera buyers the option to recharge the electric vehicle using electricity from renewable sources. The German unit of General Motors, which is getting ready to launch the Ampera later this year, said it has ...

  • think.automotiveIT

    Experts agree: lithium-ion will power EVs for a while


    The Think City EV has a range of 160 km Automotive and battery-industry experts, citing a lack of alternatives, said lithium-ion will be the dominant electric-vehicle battery technology for at least another 15 years. "We now have lithium-ion and, if you look at the lead times for introducing new technology, ...

  • Mitsubishi-i-MiEV.automotiveIT

    Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets 4 EuroNCAP stars


    All of the i-MiEV’s electrical systems remained intact in a crash Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV battery-electric vehicle received a four-star rating from EuroNCAP, the European car-safety assessment company. Extensive tests were carried out by German testers TUEV Rheinland on behalf of EuroNCAP. The German organization said it was the first time that ...