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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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    Official: Renault Zoe EV sells 10,000 units in first year
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    Renault can find both good and bad news from its offering on the European electric vehicle market – the Zoe EV sold only one fifth of its sales target for its first year - with 10,000 units sold – but it appears that French customers who do bite are falling in love with the little ...

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    Official: UK all-electric car-sharing service debuts with three Renault EVs
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    Fans of the old Schoolhouse Rock cartoons (there are more of us than you think) know that three is the magic number, and that's the approach a new UK carsharing club is taking with its launch. The E-Car Club bills itself as the UK's "first entirely electric pay-per-use car club" and it debuted ...

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    Motorsports: Andretti Sports Marketing will bring Formula E race to downtown Miami
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    A famous racing name is going to help bring zero-emission F1-style racing to downtown Miami next year. Andretti Sports Marketing will be the official event organizers for the Formula E race in the Magic City in the spring of 2015. Andretti Sports Marketing is no stranger to hosting urban ...

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    Report: Renault readying 141-mpg PHEV for Geneva, expects 250-mile EVs by 2020
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    Think of it as the three-digit MPG car for the rest of us. Renault is working on a Clio-like plug-in hybrid vehicle that will be shown off at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and may get 141 miles per gallon, MSN reports, citing Renault research executive Remi Bastien. The French automaker says ...

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    Report: Reactions to Renault Zoe battery 'DRM' are overblown, but knowledge is healthy
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    As much good as the Electronic Frontier Foundation has done in keeping all things digital open, we're not sure if it needs to be spilling quite as much digital ink over a supposed case of digital rights management (DRM) in an upcoming electric vehicle. The EV in question is the Renault Zoe, ...

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    Report: Renault ready to support Formula E electric racing
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    Renault is taking the "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" approach by offering some financial backing for the Formula One-style all-electric vehicle racing circuit set to debut next year. The French automaker will work on engine-integration technology for a number of the racing ...

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    Report: Ghosn says he may have been a little off on 2016 EV goal
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    Don't blame us, blame the infrastructure. That's what Renault-Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn essentially said when he explained why his two companies will miss their 2016 goal of having cumulatively sold 1.5 million electric vehicles, the Detroit Bureau reports, citing an interview Ghosn ...

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    Official: Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi JV will make global electric 'kei' car
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    The collaboration agreement announced this week by Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi will include the co-development of an electric vehicle based on the tiny "kei car" compact platform. Details are vague, but the companies say the car will eventually be sold worldwide. Renault-Nissan and ...

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    Report: If Renault has a 50,000 unit sales target for Zoe EV, it's going to miss it
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    When it came to sales of its Zoe electric vehicle, Renault may have been thinking Toyota Camry Hybrid numbers. What the French automaker will get is a fraction of that. Renault, which debuted the Zoe earlier this year, will sell about 10,000 of them this year, or about a fifth of its 50,000-unit ...

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    Report: Renault EV line-up sells over 34,000 units
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    The number "34,000" may not represent an obvious choice for a numerical threshold, but when Renault and sister company Nissan is preaching the gospel of electric-vehicle transportation, it's as good a milestone as any. France-based Renault has sold its 34,000th EV since sales of its Kangoo Z.E. ...

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    Official: Renault Kangoo van named 'Electric Vehicle of the Year,' has sold 11,000 units
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    The vehicle may be a little funny looking (at least to some of us), but Renault is seriously celebrating both the sales and accolades of its all-electric Kangoo Z.E. utility van. The French automaker says the Kangoo retained the title of "Electric Vehicle of the Year" in the annual GreenFleet ...

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    Report: Renault may join German effort to loosen European emissions limits
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    We're not sure how to translate "biting the hand that feeds you" to French, but we're pretty sure the phrase is appropriate here. See, Renault recently won funding of about $28 million from the European Commission to develop diesel-hybrid powertrains for commercial vans. The thing is, the French ...

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