• mercedes b fuel-cell.automotiveIT

    Daimler, Ford and Nissan plan fuel-cell vehicle by 2017


    Daimler started leasing a Mercedes B-Class-based FCEV in 2010 (Photo: Daimler) Daimler, Ford Motor and Nissan said they are planning to launch a mass-market fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) as early as 2017. The three automakers on Monday signed an agreement for the joint development of a fuel-cell system. The ...

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    Renault sells remaining stake in truck maker Volvo


    Renault is selling its remaining stake in AB Volvo and will use the proceeds to reduce debt and make investments both in France and internationally. The French carmaker said the 6.5 pc shareholding in the Swedish truck maker is being sold through a private placement in Sweden and elsewhere. The ...

  • daimler winkler.automotiveIT

    CAR Symposium - Bochum


    smart CEO Annette Winkler was one of the speakers at the 2012 CAR Symposium (Photo: CAR Symposium) Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and his counterpart at Renault, Carlos Ghosn, will be two of the featured speakers at the 2013 CAR Symposium, which will take place in Bochum January 29 and ...

  • Renault.automotiveIT

    Renault adopts GT Nexus cloud platform for aftermarket parts


    GT Nexus will provide a cloud-based supply chain platform to Renault, as the French automaker moves to improve its international spare parts and accessory business. The US-based business software specialist said Renault has been successfully testing the system's ability to track spare parts exports from France to major markets such ...

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    Report: Renault-Dongfeng to build cars in China


    Renault CEO Ghosn (center) confirmed his ambitions in China at the launch of the new Talisman at the 2012 Beijing auto show in April (Photo: Renault) Renault and its local partner Dongfeng are planning to build cars in China, according to China Business News. The news report, which was ...

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    Renault inaugurates solar panels at 6 sites


    New Renault vans are parked underneath a roof of solar panels (Photo: Gestamp Solar) Renault is inaugurating a large installation of solar panels at six of its French plants, in a move designed to reduce energy costs and lower the factories' CO2 emissions. The French automaker, which first announced ...

  • renault twizy.automotiveIT

    Proliferation of small city vehicles seen by 2018


    Can VW’s bik.e replace the spare tire? (Photo: VW) Global automakers will launch more than 150 new small city vehicles in the next eight years, with global mainstream car companies set to start production of 60 of them before 2018, according to a recent study by Frost & Sullivan. "Growing ...

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    Renault, Qualcomm test wireless EV charging


    The Zoe will be launched in late 2012. It joins  Renault’s other EV’s, the Kangoo Z.E., Fluence Z.E. and Twizy (Photo: Renault) Renault will join forces with Qualcomm in a London trial of the US company's wireless electric vehicle charging technology. The two companies said the purpose of the ...

  • renault zoe.automotiveIT

    Renault's Zoe launch set for end 2012


    The Renault Zoe (Photo: Renault) Renault said the ZOE will be launched at the end of 2012, with first orders for the small electric car to be taken after the close of the Paris auto show in October. The French carmaker said the ZOE will be its fourth electric vehicle, ...

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    Renault selects HP for EV Cloud services


    HP will provide a range of telematics services that will help Renault improve its EV offering (Photo: HP) Renault has selected HP to help develop telematics services for its growing electric vehicle range. The US based IT group said the French carmaker had chosen HP to host its European IT ...