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    Solar power at Renault plants to make big cut in CO2 emissions


    Solar panels will cover roofs and some parking lots at Renault’s French plants Renault is putting solar panels on several of its French car plants in a move aimed at lowering conventional power consumption and cutting CO2 emissions by 30,000 tons a year. The French carmaker said it has begun ...

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    Tavares is new COO at Renault


    Carlos Tavares succeeds Patrick Pelata as Renault COO As expected, Nissan Americas Executive Vice President Carlos Tavares has been appointed COO of Renault, the French carmaker announced late Monday. Tavares, 52, will succeed Patrick Pelata, who resigned from his post earlier this year following Renault's firing of three executives wrongly ...

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    AUTOSAR conference - Frankfurt


    The third open AUTOSAR conference will take place  May 11 in Frankfurt. The one-day gathering features presentations by executives of BMW, Volkswagen, Renault, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Bosch, Continental, Valeo and other companies. VW's Bernd Kunkel will discuss how AUTOSAR initiatives are implemented at core car-company members of the development partnership. Continental's ...

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    Patrick Pelata steps down as Renault COO


    Patrick Pelata will join the Renault-Nissan alliance Patrick Pelata stepped down as COO of Renault Monday in the wake of revelations that the French automaker had falsely accused three of its managers of espionage. Pelata will take up a position with the Renault-Nissan alliance and will, thus, stay connected to ...

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    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, ...

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    For Nissan and Renault, a new lithium-ion battery plant in Portugal


    Nissan and Renault need lithium-ion battery plant capacity to meet their ambitious electric-vehicle targets Nissan has started work on a lithium-ion battery plant in Portugal that will support the ambitious rollout plans for electric vehicles of the Japanese carmaker and its French alliance partner Renault. The plant is being built ...

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    Renault suspends 3 executives for leaking company secrets


    Renault said it had suspended three executives with “extremely strategic positions,” apparently for leaking secret information concerning the group’s electric-car plans. Christian Husson, general counsel of the French automaker, said in a statement that the company had conducted an investigation that had lasted several months. That investigation ...

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    Renault-Nissan's Ghosn: EVs will be like iPhones


    Underscoring his commitment to all-electric propulsion, Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said electric vehicles will have the same transformational impact on the auto industry as Apple’s iPhone has had in the communications sector. “Electric vehicles will be to the car what the iPhone is to the telephone,” Ghosn said ...

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    Renault launches iAd for Twizy electric car


    Apple’s new iAd network lets iPhone and iPad users see ads without leaving their apps. Renault targets early technology adopters with its upcoming Twizy city car Renault is launching an advertising campaign for its Twizy ultra-compact electric car that specifically targets Apple iPhone and iPad users. The French carmaker is ...

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    Ghosn: EVs may be profitable in 3 years


    Nissan and Renault's electric vehicles may be profitable in three years, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of both carmakers, told Bloomberg Television. In an interview, Ghosn said the upward trend will be supported by the two companies' plans to introduce a range of EVs. The Renault-Nissan alliance will have annual capacity to ...