Nissan's Plant In Smyrna Tennessee

Nissan’s Battery Factories In U.S. And UK To Remain Open

Despite reports to the contrary, it seems Nissan will attempt to keep both its U.S. and UK battery factories operational, even if LG Chem displaces Nissan’s in-house battery operations. When the news initially broke, we had suggested that bringing LG Chem on board didn’t necessarily imply that Nissan would shutter…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 15

Renault’s Lineup Of Pure Electric Cars – Fluence Z.E., Twizy, Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE

Renault Electric Vehicle Sales Report August 2014

Preliminary sales data from Renault is indicating that sales of its full-size electric cars amounted to 760 in August or 974 including Twizy. Almost all of those deliveries (99%) are assigned for Europe. This is not a strong result (lower than last August) for Renault, but August is the slow…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 4

New BEV Registrations in France (Passenger & LCV)

French Electric Car Sales Grew By 17.3% This Summer

August is the slowest month for car sales in France, so electric cars dropped too. However, looking at July and August data (like L’Avere-France) we find growth of 17.3% compared to July & August 2013 sales and EV market share at 0.5%. In the last two summer months, registrations amounted…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 5

Vincent Bolloré and Carlos Ghosn

Renault and Bolloré Form Partnership For Electric Vehicles

Renault and Bolloré forged a new alliance for electric vehicles after following the letter of intent signed in September 2013. Cooperation announced consists of three agreements: industrial cooperation: the Renault plant in Dieppe (Normandy, France) will assemble Bluecar electric vehicles for the Bolloré Group from second-half 2015, the founding of…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 1

Renault EOLAB

Top Gear Insights From Renault EOLAB Test Drive

Top Gear recently had the exclusive opportunity to test drive the new Renault EOLAB, which will be presented early next month at the Paris Motor Show. As it turns out, this is not concept car that  barely goes, but rather a fully functional prototype. It seems that Renault is seriously…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 31

Renault EOLAB

Renault Unveils EOLAB Plug-In Hybrid (w/videos)

Renault, the only car manufacturer that had four all-electric models on the market (Fluence Z.E., Kangoo Z.E., ZOE and Twizy) announced that its EOLAB plug-in hybrid will make its world premiere at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The name comes from combining the name of “Aeolous” God and Ruler of…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 28

Renault Zoe Truck

Renault Zoe Truck Imagined

It may not be the world’s most practical or versatile truck, but it’s fully electric and that’s a major plus to us: “For these #summer holidays, our fan Sten dreamed up a #ZOE pickup: perfect for going to the beach! Do you like it?” States Renault Z.E. via Twitter. Yes…we…

2 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 3

The Rapid Charge Network project is the development of a multi-standard, rapid charge network for electric vehicles throughout the UK and Ireland. The results and strategy of the project will be shared with other towns, cities and countries to support the growth of networks across Europe.

BMW, Nissan, Renault And Volkswagen Join Forces For EV Charging

UK Rapid Charge Network (RCN) project, through the European Union’s Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) program, attracted four automakers – BMW, Nissan, Renault and Volkswagen, which will join forces to build a network of a multi-standard fast chargers in Ireland and Europe. According to the latest news, 10 out of 74…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 14

The Nissan New Mobility Concept's Parent Renault Twizy

Review And Test Drive: Renault Twizy – Video

After having had the opportunity to drive a Renault Twizy for a couple of weeks back in 2012, I still can’t quite explain just ‘what it is’ to drive to my fellow North Americans. You just have to drive it.  The only problem is – it’s a Renault, which means…

4 weeks ago by Jay Cole 13

Renault Twizy Train

Renault Twizy Becomes A Train

“The new generation mini-train is here: it’s the #Twizy Train, electric & fun. Choo-choo!” Tweets Renault zero emissions Twitter account, Renault Z.E. We love it.  And we love Renault’s carefree attitude towards promotion of the funky Twizy. Now, if we could just convince Renault to import the Twizy into the…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 4