• Renault tavares twizy.automotiveIT

    Renault tops sales of EVs in Germany


    Renault COO Carlos Tavares tries out a Twizy at a press event in late 2011 (Photo: Renault) Renault was the biggest seller of full electric vehicles in Germany in the first five months of 2012. The French carmaker sold 600 battery-powered Kangoo and Fluence models in Europe's biggest car market ...

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    Renault opens test center for EV customers


    Tavares drives an electric Twizy at the opening of Renault’s EV test center (Photo: Renault) Renault this week opened a test center just outside Paris where customers can test its growing electric vehicle range. The French carmaker said the center aims to convince customers of "the credibility of Renault’s offering ...

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    Renault unveils R-Link automotive tablet


    [nggallery id=7] Renault has unveiled a tablet computer it plans to integrate in future car models. Called R-Link, the tablet will be fully integrated with the car and will feature multimedia connectivity with the outside world and with users within the car. The French carmaker also said the tablet is ...

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    Telenor Connexion will connect Renault EVs in Europe


    The Renault Fluence ZE EV will be connected by Telenor Connexion (Photo: Renault) Renault will use Telenor Connexion to provide connectivity for a range of electric and traditional models in Europe. The French carmaker plans to roll out several electric vehicles, including the Kangoo ZE and Fluence ZE, which will ...

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    Nissan to develop new hybrids under 2016 plan


    Nissan and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn sees competitive advantages from his new green plan (Photo: Nissan) Nissan will develop an all-new front-wheel hybrid as well as a new plug-in hybrid model as part of a six-year environmental plan unveiled Monday. The Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP 2016) calls for 70 ...

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    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 ...

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    With pure EVs struggling, Toyota continues to bet on hybrids


    Toyota hopes the new plug-in Prius will help solidify its front-runner status in electric vehicles (Photo: Toyota) With enthusiasm for pure electric vehicles not growing as quickly as some carmakers had expected, Toyota believes its bet on hybrids gives it a good chance of retaining the lead in the green ...

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    IAA 2011: TomTom, Renault launch in-dash EV navigation


    The Renault Fluence Z.E. electric vehicle (Photo: Renault) TomTom and Renault unveiled an in-dash navigation system specifically designed for electric vehicles. The Carminat TomTom Z.E. LIVE will be fitted on Renault's Fluence Z.E electric vehicle. The two companies, which showed the system at the Frankfurt auto show (IAA) this week, ...

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    Dassault says Renault, JLR opt for Version 6 platform


    Dassault’s Version 6 opens car development to consumers (Photo: Dassault Systemes) Dassault Systemes said carmakers Renault and Jaguar Land Rover have decided in favor ofthe French PLM software group's Version 6 platform. Dassault said the carmakers evaluated other systems but decided to adopt its platform to address increasing vehicle complexity, ...

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    Renault-Nissan to open Silicon Valley research office


    The fully electric Nissan Leaf is the first of many EVs Nissan and its partner Renault plan to market (Photo: Nissan) The Renault-Nissan alliance is opening a research office in Silicon Valley to make sure it is in touch with automotive IT and other mobility-related research carried out there. The ...