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High response for "electric village cars" in Hunsrück

High response for "electric village cars" in Hunsrück

The electric village car project in the Rhine-Hunsrück district is entering the second of three planned rounds. After the first project year has run, the eight Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E. are changing locations these days, meaning that a further eight Hunsrück villages will benefit from the programme for one year.

Caritas: Electric cars as a contribution to the integrity of creation

Caritas: Electric cars as a contribution to the integrity of creation

The Vatican has just announced that it will be converting its fleet to electric drive. Caritas in Germany, the welfare organisation of the Catholic Church, is moving faster. Caritas for the Archdiocese of Paderborn is one of the pioneers of the change, soon to have 400 electric cars.

Our look ahead - These electric cars are coming in 2021

Our look ahead - These electric cars are coming in 2021

Which new electric cars will be launched in 2021? In the price range between 30,000 and 50,000 euros, the choice is growing. In addition to the compacts, an armada of heavyweight E-SUVs is rolling towards us. Christoph M. Schwarzer looks for us at the electric offerings of the new year!

Migros puts 25 Renault Master Z.E. into service

Migros puts 25 Renault Master Z.E. into service

MyMigros, the online supermarket service of the Swiss cooperative Migros Aare, is electrifying its deliveries with fully electric vans. 25 Renault Master Z.E. vans are already in operation and 20 additional vehicles will join the fleet in 2021.

Renault doubles electric car sales in Europe

Renault doubles electric car sales in Europe

Renault has released its 2020 e-car sales statistics, which show that the French automaker managed to sell 115,888 electric vehicles in Europe, roughly double the number sold in 2019. Once again, the company's most successful e-model by far was the Renault Zoe.

Renault and Plug Power: H2 offensive in the LCV market

Renault and Plug Power: H2 offensive in the LCV market

Renault and fuel cell specialist Plug Power plan to establish a 50:50 joint venture based in France by the end of the first half of 2021, aiming for more than 30 percent of the fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in Europe.

Renault: Three-phase plan for the new business model

Renault: Three-phase plan for the new business model

Renault boss Luca de Meo has unveiled his new "Renaulution" strategy. The Italian wants to give the French carmaker a new business principle in three phases: away from volume and towards value. Ten new electric models are to be launched by 2025. In the spotlight: the Renault 5 Prototype.

Renault offers free home charger to Zoe buyers

Renault offers free home charger to Zoe buyers

Renault is launching a limited offer for private customers in Germany, who will receive a free Schneider Electric EVlink Wallbox G4 Smart home charger in addition to a €10,000 electric bonus when financing or leasing the Renault Zoe until the end of February.

Will the Renault 5 Prototype go into production in 2023?

Will the Renault 5 Prototype go into production in 2023?

Renault is apparently indeed planning a production version of its recently unveiled all-electric Renault 5 Prototype, which, according to a media report, will be based on the new CMF-B EV platform for electric compact cars and built at the Douai plant from 2023.

Investment-friendly driving school in eMobility transition

Investment-friendly driving school in eMobility transition

While many companies have long since taken action, driving schools are having a hard time with the topic of electromobility. One industry representative that is not afraid to invest is the Zöllner driving school, headquartered in Lemgo, where driving students can take their driving test in one of ten VW ID.3s.

Indications of Renault 4 as an electric model intensify

Indications of Renault 4 as an electric model intensify

Indications are piling up that Renault is also looking to revive the Renault 4 as an electric model after the Renault 5. According to media reports, the electric Renault 4 could follow the production version of the all-electric Renault 5 Prototype study, which will be built from 2023.

Nissan announces new van generation

Nissan announces new van generation

Nissan has confirmed plans for its next generation of vans in Europe. The new series will also be launched with a purely electric drive. The model name or even technical data, however, the Japanese do not yet call.

Renault considers LFP batteries for the Renault 5

Renault considers LFP batteries for the Renault 5

In order to sell the production version of the all-electric Renault 5 Prototype, scheduled for 2023, at a profit, Renault is considering using LFP batteries, with a price range of between €20,000 and €30,0000.

"Green NCAP 2021": E-cars are particularly clean

"Green NCAP 2021": E-cars are particularly clean

According to the current Green NCAP procedure, 49 models with different drive types and body styles were tested. In the overall result, the first three places went to all-electric models - the Hyundai Kona Elektro, Renault Zoe and VW ID.3.

Renault Megane E-Tech - complex plug-in hybrid in the test

Renault Megane E-Tech - complex plug-in hybrid in the test

Renault is also hybridising its model range. With the Megane Grandtour E-Tech, the French company is offering a compact class estate as a plug-in hybrid. But how does the somewhat different PHEV system drive? Here is our driving report.

Renault wants e-trucks for every segment from 2023 onwards

Renault wants e-trucks for every segment from 2023 onwards

Renault Trucks plans to offer an all-electric range for each market segment (distribution, construction and long-haul) from 2023 onwards. To this end, the company has now created various departments specialising in electric mobility. Renault has also revealed initial technical specifications for the Kangoo Rapid panel van.

Atos to electrify entire corporate fleet by the end of 2024

Atos to electrify entire corporate fleet by the end of 2024

IT services provider Atos has announced that it will fully electrify its nearly 5,500 company cars by the end of 2024, with Atos choosing Renault and Stellantis as its main suppliers of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Renault plans 65 percent electrified vehicles by 2025

Renault plans 65 percent electrified vehicles by 2025

At the annual general meeting, Renault boss Luca de Meo set new targets for the electrification of the brand in Europe. By 2025, the share of electrified passenger cars should be 65 percent, and by 2030 a share of at least 90 percent is planned.

Mercedes shows Concept EQT as a "small" electric van

Mercedes shows Concept EQT as a "small" electric van

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Concept EQT, a near-production preview of the upcoming T-Class and the EQT electric model. The smaller van below the EQV is being developed in collaboration with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, but clearly towers over its platform brother Renault Kangoo. No details on the EQT's powertrain were given at the presentation of the design study.

Alpine and BorgWarner cooperate on e-models

Alpine and BorgWarner cooperate on e-models

Renault's Alpine F1 team has partnered with US automotive supplier BorgWarner to identify technologies and technical collaborations for future Alpine electric models based on shared expertise.

Renault begins road tests with electric Mégane

Renault begins road tests with electric Mégane

Renault is sending the first pre-production vehicles of the all-electric Mégane out on the road, 30 of which will be on public roads this summer for test drives with Renault engineers.

Northern France: Renault establishes eMobility industry cluster

Northern France: Renault establishes eMobility industry cluster

Renault Group is creating an independent umbrella company called Renault ElectriCity for electric car production at its Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz plants in northern France. Renault ElectriCity is to be measured against a target of 400,000 vehicles per year from 2025.

Paris: Carsharing Zity flotilla Dacia Spring

Paris: Carsharing Zity flotilla Dacia Spring

Zity, the e-car sharing company jointly operated by Renault and Ferrovial in Madrid and Paris, is beginning to integrate the Dacia Spring into its fleets. The first 150 examples of the Dacia Stromer for Zity will be launched in Paris this month, with another 100 to follow in September.

Renault mobility brand Mobilize unveils business range

Renault mobility brand Mobilize unveils business range

Mobilize, Renault's new mobility brand announced in January, presents its projects for the next few years, including Duo, Bento and Hippo, three fully electric shared mobility vehicles for transporting people and goods.

Semiconductors: STMicroelectronics supplies Renault and Arrival

Semiconductors: STMicroelectronics supplies Renault and Arrival

Semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics has forged two new partnerships in the eMobility sector: Both the Renault Group and the British developer Arrival will be relying on semiconductor products from the Swiss group in their e-vehicles in the future.

Shell and Renault probably interested in Ionity stake

Shell and Renault probably interested in Ionity stake

Shell and Renault are apparently two of several interested parties looking to take a stake in fast-charging network Ionity, with final bids for a 20 to 25 percent stake in the joint venture worth €400 million to €500 million expected in July.

Renault wants to enter the BEV value chain

Renault wants to enter the BEV value chain

Renault is accelerating its electric strategy and has unveiled a comprehensive strategy package for this under the name "Renault Eways Electropop", with not only new sales targets but also more details on the French company's platform and technology strategy.

Renault and Plug Power give details of H2 plans

Renault and Plug Power give details of H2 plans

Renault and fuel cell specialist Plug Power have formed the announced joint venture called Hyvia, giving details of their H2 plans for light commercial vehicles. The Hyvia ecosystem will include green hydrogen production, storage and distribution.

Geely and Renault enter into Asia cooperation for hybrids

Geely and Renault enter into Asia cooperation for hybrids

The two car companies Geely and Renault plan to cooperate on the introduction of hybrid vehicles in China and South Korea, and a memorandum of understanding has now been signed.

Renault shows study of an e-campervan at the end of August

Renault shows study of an e-campervan at the end of August

Renault has announced an all-electric camping van concept car for the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, which starts at the end of August. The "Hippie Caviar Hotel" also offers a preview of the first all-battery Renault Trafic, which will make its market debut in 2022.

Mobilize unveils e-limousine for ride-hailing and taxi services

Mobilize unveils e-limousine for ride-hailing and taxi services

Renault mobility brand Mobilize presents an electric sedan for ride-hailing and taxi services. The world premiere of the electric car will take place on September 8 at the IAA Mobility in Munich, after which a test fleet of 40 vehicles will begin operation.

Curtain up for the all-electric Renault Mégane

Curtain up for the all-electric Renault Mégane

Renault has unveiled the all-electric Mégane at the IAA. The compact car, fully named Mégane E-TECH Electric, will go on sale in two powertrain variants and with two battery options. As the first electric car on Renault's CMF EV platform, it marks the start of a new generation of vehicles for the French.

Renault confirms market launch of Renault 5 for 2024

Renault confirms market launch of Renault 5 for 2024

Renault will launch the production version of the all-electric Renault 5 Prototype in 2024, the French manufacturer confirmed during the presentation of the concept car at IAA Mobility.

Renault charging service and GP Joule set up joint venture

Renault charging service and GP Joule set up joint venture

Renault charging service Mobilize Power Solutions and Schleswig-Holstein-based energy and charging specialist GP Joule Connect have agreed to form a joint venture to increasingly offer turnkey charging solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - primarily for commercial fleet operators.

Renault rebels against EU plans

Renault rebels against EU plans

Renault opposes the EU Commission's "Fit for 55" climate package, which would effectively ban new cars with combustion engines, including hybrids, in the EU from 2035. At the IAA Mobility, Renault's head of development Gilles Le Borgne spoke out in favour of extending the deadline to 2040.

Joint venture between Renault and Brilliance on the brink of extinction?

Joint venture between Renault and Brilliance on the brink of extinction?

Renault and Brilliance's Chinese joint venture for primarily electric vans, formed in late 2017, may be on the verge of ending, with both partners currently in advanced talks to terminate the joint venture, according to an agency report.

100 Sion for bidirectional charging project in Utrecht

100 Sion for bidirectional charging project in Utrecht

Starting in 2022, the Dutch city of Utrecht will become a real-life laboratory for electric car sharing in combination with bidirectional charging. Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has now announced that it will provide 100 units of its Sion solar e-car for the project in Utrecht.

Renault likely to show electric Kadjar successor in 2022

Renault likely to show electric Kadjar successor in 2022

Renault is working on a new all-electric SUV model to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2022 and launched in 2023, according to a British media report. The new Renault Stromer is expected to use the Alliance CMF-EV platform.

Renault's electric Mégane available to configure and pre-order

Renault's electric Mégane available to configure and pre-order

Unveiled in September, the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric is now available for configuration in Germany. Customers can also register for a pre-order, with final orders available from February. Sales of the all-electric newcomer will start in March 2022.

Renault gives details of electric Kangoo Rapid

Renault gives details of electric Kangoo Rapid

Renault has released more details on the Kangoo Rapid E-Tech Electric, which will go on sale in Europe in spring 2022. Like its predecessor, the compact van will be offered in two length variants that offer the same storage volume and payload as their conventionally powered counterparts.

Renault acquires stake in e-motor specialist Whylot

Renault acquires stake in e-motor specialist Whylot

Renault has taken a 21 percent stake in French electric motor specialist Whylot. The investment does not come without notice: a joint project has already been underway since the summer.

Renault Master Z.E. gets bigger battery for more range

Renault Master Z.E. gets bigger battery for more range

From spring 2022, the all-electric Renault Master Z.E. will get more battery capacity and therefore a longer range. The battery capacity of the Master Z.E. will increase from 33 to 52 kWh, bringing the range in the WLTP city cycle to 244 kilometres.

Renault 4 becomes a flying car

Renault 4 becomes a flying car

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Renault 4, the French manufacturer presents a show car of a special kind: The electrically driven AIR4 relies on four double propellers instead of tires. renault-presse.de

Renault Mégane E-Tech costs from 35,200 euros

Renault Mégane E-Tech costs from 35,200 euros

Renault has priced its Mégane E-Tech Electric in Germany, where the electric car is available at an entry-level list price of €35,200, or from €25,630 after subsidies. On lease, rates start at €230 per month.

Renault wants to become an e-brand by 2030 - in Europe

Renault wants to become an e-brand by 2030 - in Europe

Renault is aiming to become an all-electric car brand in Europe by 2030, not just for the Renault brand, but for Groupe Renault - that is, including brands like Alpine and Dacia. For its budget brand, however, Renault is leaving a back door open.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance plans billion-dollar investment in e-mobility

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance plans billion-dollar investment in e-mobility

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi are apparently planning to tighten their electric course, with the alliance of manufacturers expected to announce a plan next Thursday to invest more than 20 billion euros in electric vehicle development over the next five years, according to an agency report.

TÜV report certifies high reliability of Smart Fortwo ED

TÜV report certifies high reliability of Smart Fortwo ED

A special evaluation of the TÜV report provides initial results on the condition of e-cars of the models BMW i3, Renault Zoe, Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Tesla Model S. Of the four e-models considered, the electric Smart Fortwo performs best with a defect rate of 3.5 percent.

Renault may be considering electric Scénic comeback

Renault may be considering electric Scénic comeback

Renault is looking to revive its Scénic compact van with an electric powertrain, according to a media report, but the Scénic E-Tech Electric is likely to remain just a familiar name: it's reportedly a five-seat electric SUV.

Renault apparently considering spin-off of e-car business

Renault apparently considering spin-off of e-car business

Renault is apparently exploring a possible spin-off and IPO of its electric car business, according to a media report. Renault management is said to be exploring the possibility of splitting the company into two entities for its internal combustion and electric car businesses.

Mobilize plans 700,000 electric cars by 2030

Mobilize plans 700,000 electric cars by 2030

Renault's mobility brand Mobilize aims to double its leasing fleet financed by Mobilize Financial Services by 2025 and grow to one million units by 2030, with 70 percent of the fleet made up of electric vehicles, generating 20 percent of Renault Group's revenue.

Renault considers spin-off of electric car division

Renault considers spin-off of electric car division

Renault has now confirmed it has launched a strategic review into a spin-off of its e-car business - and given more details. Specifically, a separate company in France could be dedicated to the development, production and sales of electric vehicles and software.

Renault presents Scenic Vision with fuel cell plug-in technology

Renault presents Scenic Vision with fuel cell plug-in technology

Renault has unveiled the Scenic Vision compact concept car with fuel cell plug-in technology, which the French company describes as a glimpse of a future all-electric family vehicle.

Spain: Cabify relies on Mobilize sedan

Spain: Cabify relies on Mobilize sedan

The first fleet of the electric sedan presented by Renault's Mobilize brand last year will be used by Spanish ride-hailing company Cabify in Madrid, initially involving 40 vehicles.

Renault Megane E-Tech Electric EV60: Comfortable ID.3 competitor

Renault Megane E-Tech Electric EV60: Comfortable ID.3 competitor

There are plenty of E-SUVs, but the range of compact models in the Golf class has been slim apart from the VW ID.3 - now Renault is coming with its first model on the new CMF EV platform. The Renault Megane E-Tech is superior to the ID.3 in terms of software and material quality. The catch of the compact electric car: the price is too high for the class.

Renault increases Zoe prices by eleven percent

Renault increases Zoe prices by eleven percent

Renault has raised the price of its Zoe electric model in Germany, with the base version now costing €36,840, up €3,700 from €33,140. However, the Zoe is still not available to order in this country after Renault Germany imposed an order freeze in March.

Old Renault 5 with E-drive

Old Renault 5 with E-drive

Renault has teamed up with French designer Pierre Gonalons to reinvent the iconic model of the 1970s and 80s to celebrate the R5's 50th birthday. The result of this collaboration is the Renault 5 Diamond with e-drive, pink paint and a range of exclusive add-on parts. The R5 Diamond is admittedly just a show car, but Renault wants the [...]

Alpine shows study of an e-sports car

Alpine shows study of an e-sports car

Renault's Alpine sports car brand is giving a glimpse of its electric future with a concept car. The Alpine A110 E-ternité is based on the brand's internal combustion sports car, but has been rebuilt for the study as an all-electric open-top sports car with 178 kW of power.

AMS: Only 3 E-models available in 2022

AMS: Only 3 E-models available in 2022

Only three purely electric models will be available in Germany this year, according to a market analysis by the magazine "Auto Motor und Sport", although there are some models that are difficult to classify.

Renault brings E-Tech models to Latin America

Renault brings E-Tech models to Latin America

Renault is planning an electric offensive in Latin America. Starting in 2023, the French manufacturer plans to offer the Megane E-Tech Electric, Kangoo E-Tech Electric and Master E-Tech Electric electric models in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, as well as launching the Kwid E-Tech Electric in other countries in Central and South America.

Production start for Nissan Townstar EV

Production start for Nissan Townstar EV

Nissan has started series production of the Townstar EV for the European markets. The successor to the e-NV200 is based on the CMF-C platform developed with alliance partner Renault and is now being manufactured in Maubeuge, France.