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    Recharge Wrap-up: VW Golf TDI wins green car award, DC buses might go electric
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    The 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI has won the award for 2014 Northwest Green Car or the Year. The distinction comes from the Northwest Automotive Press Association during its Drive Revolution event in Portland. Co-chairman of the event, Jeff Zurschmeide, says, "Volkswagen has led the diesel passenger ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Uber drops rates in NYC, Renault Zoes for Rungis, Nissan Leaf is recycled
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    Uber is really taking it to cabbies in New York City. The car-hailing smartphone app has temporarily cut rates to its lowest-cost UberX service by 20 percent, now making it much more competitive - even cheaper in many cases - to request a ride from the app than to hail a NYC taxi. Also, tip is ...

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    E.dams announces drivers, title sponsor Renault for Formula E
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    What's the difference between Formula One and Formula E? Both are sanctioned by the FIA and have been attracting experienced grand prix drivers for races around the world. But there is, first of all, the obvious fact that (though F1 may have gone hybrid by now) Formula E will be all-electric. ...

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    Motorsports: Jarno Trulli launching own Formula E team to replace Drayson Racing
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    Given its experience developing its own electric racing prototype, Drayson Racing seemed like a shoe-in to field its own team in the inaugural Formula E championship. In fact, it was one of the first teams to sign on and even talked about designing its own car for the following season. But now ...

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    Video: Renault Twizy meets Terry Gilliam in The Zero Theorem
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    The little Renault Twizy electric vehicle is making its way to the big screen in a bizarre and futuristic new movie, The Zero Theorem. The film is from director Terry Gilliam, a Monty Python alumnus and director of the feature films Brazil, Twelve Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In ...

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    Official: Renault, LG partner up for 180-mile EV battery tech
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    The electric vehicles that Renault offers today are having a bit of difficulty attracting customers. Maybe 180 miles of range could make prospective car buyers shed their anxiety. That's what Renault and LG Chem might one day find out, since the two giants signed a memorandum of understanding ...

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    Report: Renault delaying electric Twingo because no one wants one
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    Renault has a problem. Last year, Renault-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn said the two companies would not meet their collective goal of selling 1.5 million EVs a year by 2016. While sales of the Nissan Leaf have been strong – 115,000 globally so far - Renault sold less than 20,000 its EVs like ...

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    Motorsports: Formula E teams get their cars at new Donington facility
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    The nascent FIA Formula E Championship took a major step or two towards reality today when it not only opened its new headquarters, but also delivered the first batch of electric race cars to the teams that will be taking part in the inaugural season later this year. The facility encompasses ...

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    Video: Renault Twizy silently sneaks into university library
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    "If you've never heard of the Renault Twizy, that's because it's silent." That's the tagline for a new video of a promotional stunt by the French automaker that sent the funky looking EV driving into a university library to show off how quiet it is. Get it? You aren't supposed to talk in a ...

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    Read This: A detailed look at the dreams and failure of Better Place
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    If you've been curious about why Better Place went under, have we got the 8,000-word profile for you. For your weekend reading, check out a detailed history of the company's downfall over in Fast Company. Max Chafkin writes an engaging tale of the ups and downs that Better Place went through, and ...

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    Official: Renault ZOE revs up for big sales in Norway
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    Renault doesn't want to be left out in the Norwegian cold. The French automaker knows that EV sales are through the roof in Norway, so it is finally bringing the Zoe EV to the Scandinavian country. The launch event was a bit odd, with 15 Zoe's available to be driven on the running track at the ...

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    All-electric Formula E Spark-Renault SRT_01E will sound like podracers [UPDATE]
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    As bad as The Phantom Menace was, you can't say that the podrace scene didn't have some cool sounds. If you liked the way that Ben Quadinaros or Gasgano sounded as they roared past the digital camera on screen, you might like to know that the upcoming Formula E race series is apparently an audio ...

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    Official: Renault Zoe pulls out multiple wins at Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN 2014
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    The Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN was held this past weekend and the spunky Renault Zoe electric vehicle drove away the big winner. The little car came in first place not only in the overall category, but also in the regularity, energy consumption, autotest and teams' challenge sections. As the company ...

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    Motorsports: Formula E attracts four more F1 drivers
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    Perspective is everything. Take, for example, the inaugural FIA Formula E championship. To us it's notable as the first global electric racing series. But to racing drivers, it presents a new opportunity. Because while most single-seater racing series occupy one rung or another on the motorsport ...

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    Official: Renault first European automaker to break 115g low-emissions threshold
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    Renault may be trailing sister company Nissan in electric-vehicle sales, but when it comes to cutting light-duty vehicle emissions across Europe, the French automaker is front and center. And it's celebrating that fact. Last year, Renault became the first vehicle maker to have fleetwide ...

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    Official: Renault testing HyKangoo postal vans with hydrogen range extenders
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    Could this be the automobile sector's version of the Reese's Peanut Butter cup? Paris-based Symbio is proposing something akin to mixing chocolate with peanut butter (never a bad thing, in our book) with the idea of adding a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender to a Renault electric vehicle. ...

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    Official: Renault planning Next Two self-driving EV for 2020
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    Renault says it's less than six years away from saving the commuting world a bunch of hours of work, not to mention a lot of gas and a few accidents. The French automaking giant is touting its Next Two prototype, which is based on the Renault Zoe platform and marks the company's entry into the ...

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    Official: Renault KWID Concept is a flight of EV fancy with a traffic drone
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    There are few "firsts" in the concept car business that are genuinely interesting, but the remote-control drone thing that comes with the new Renault Kwid Concept is actually something that makes us go, "hmmm?" In a good way. Called the Flying Companion, the Kwid's little helicopter friend is ...

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    Official: Renault moves all Fluence Z.E. production to Korea
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    Carlos Ghosn sort of hinted that this day would come. And the Better Place bankruptcy didn't help either. For a variety of reasons, Renault has stopped making the Fluence Z.E. in Turkey. The car is still alive, but it's no longer Renault's flagship EV sedan. Renault's Maya Vautier told ...

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    Official: Renault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to just 189 pounds
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    Contrary to the long-held rivalry between the French and the British, France-based automaker Renault wants to make things a little nicer for green-car enthusiasts just across the Channel by cutting the lease price on its battery-electric Renault Zoe and the batteries that come with it. Renault ...

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