All Renault articles – Page 3

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    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 ...

  • Toyota plug-in Prius.automotiveIT

    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 ...

  • Renault solar panels.automotiveIT

    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, ...

  • nissan battery plant portugal.automotiveIT

    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 ...