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    Official: Renault ZOE revs up for big sales in Norway

    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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    Official: Renault planning Next Two self-driving EV for 2020

    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 Zoe EV sells 10,000 units in first year

    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

    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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    Official: Renault Z.E. center celebrates first birthday with 21,000 EV test drives

    Renault is ready to party at its Z.E. (zero emission) Center in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, near Paris. While it's being called a birthday celebration, the Z.E. Center actually opened up almost a year and a half ago, in January 2012. Renault says that it's the first electric vehicle test center ...

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    Report: Slow sales in Europe mean EVs often going to fleets

    In Europe, car rental and car sharing are getting tapped into by automakers to "move the metal." Electric vehicles may come equipped with cutting-edge technology, but when buyers balk, automakers are quick to dump them on fleets. EVs only made up 0.23 percent of new car sales in Western ...

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    Report: Investors not running, yet, from Carlos Ghosn's EV bet

    Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn continues to be evangelical about electric vehicles. The problem is, he's preaching to the choir. Ghosn believes – still – that by the end of this decade, one in 10 cars his companies sell will be electric. While 70,000 customers are happy with ...

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    Report: Renault Zoe buyers can get a free home charging station

    Renault wants to get a running head start with early sales of its all-electric Zoe in the UK by offering free home-charging station for British customers, Hybrid Cars reports. When the Zoe goes on sale in the UK in early June, buyers will have the option of getting free delivery and installation ...

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    Official: French government orders 2,100 Renault Fluence, Zoe electric vehicles

    There's no quicker way to jump-start plug-in vehicle sales than a big order from the government. When it comes to Renault, France certainly is obliging. France's Union des Groupements d'Achats Publics (UGAP) is ordering 2,000 (!) Renault Zoe electric vehicles and another 100 Fluence Z.E. EVs ...

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    Report: Like Nissan, Renault will change electric car sales strategy

    Australian rockers AC/DC sent many a head bangin' with the 1980 anthem, Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution. Renault is rocking a similar message, albeit without electric guitars, to push lagging electric-vehicle sales. The French automaker, like sister company Nissan, is looking to alternative ...

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    Official: Renault wins RAC's Future Car Challenge in UK

    Consider it a salute across the English Channel. French automaker Renault can celebrate a victory of sorts on UK soil after its Zoe all-electric car won the Royal Automobile Club's (RAC) Future Car Challenge, which also included hybrids, hydrogen-powered cars, diesel cars and other "green"-ish ...

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    Official: DHL orders at least 50 Renault EVs by 2015

    Ahh, synergy. DHL, which Renault chose last year to be the delivery company for replacement battery packs for its electric vehicles (EVs), has ordered at least 50 EVs from the French automaker itself. DHL will take possession of four Kangoo Z.E. utility vans by the end of the year, and will ...

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    Official: Renault says Zoe performance changes 'almost unnoticeable' in cold weather

    Here's something that should warm the hearts of electric-vehicle enthusiasts in cold-weather climes. Renault ran tests of its battery-electric Zoe in way-sub-freezing temperatures in Finland and found that the EV compromised little in the way of performance, the French automaker said recently on ...

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    Official: Renault's Foucher will succeed Koskas as head of EV operations

    Longtime Renault executive Béatrice Foucher has been tapped to become vice president of the French automaker's electric-vehicle operations, Renault has announced. Foucher will succeed Thierry Koskas, who will end his four-year tenure at the position to run Renault's Argentina operations, ...

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    Video: Zoe crash test shows just one of 100 electric vehicles Renault demolished in development

    Renault has high hopes for the all-electric Zoe, saying that it will outsell the Nissan Leaf in Europe. Pricewise, the Zoe will be much less. Thanks to battery leasing (which alliance partner Nissan is also considering for the Leaf) of around $110 a month, the Zoe will cost roughly $21,000 (in ...

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    Report: Renault Zoe EV goes almost 1,000 miles in 24 hours

    The 24 Hours of...Le Zoe? Renault has put a new spin on the classic car race by seeing how far its Zoe electric vehicle could go in 24 hours. With a little bit of effort, the company managed to get oh-so-close to the 1,000-mile threshold, according to the French publication France Mobilite ...

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    Report: Renault execs say the Zoe will outsell the Nissan Leaf in Europe

    When it comes to battery-electric vehicle sales across the pond, Renault's Zoe will get the better of the sibling rivalry against the Nissan Leaf. That's what Renault is expecting will happen when it starts selling the Zoe later this year, according to Automotive News and, to make sure vehicles ...

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    Geneva: Renault Zoe shows its low-cost, all-electric face

    Renault unveiled the production version of the Zoe all-electric car at the Geneva Motor Show this week, but what sounds most impressive is the car's price: £13,650 ($21,396 U.S. at today's exchange rates) after the government incentive of up to 25 percent of the car's cost in the UK. In ...

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    Renault integrating custom tablet into 2012 Zoe and Clio

    We've seen plenty of tablets embedded into concepts and project cars, but Renault looks to be the first major automaker to bring a fully functional and embedded tablet into a production vehicle. And it's doing it in two new cars due to arrive next year. At the LeWeb consumer electronics show in ...

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    Renault Zoe's "secret" range will most likely exceed 125 miles

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    Renault says that the range of its battery-powered Zoe, which is due to launch in Europe in late 2012, will exceed 200 kilometers (124.3 miles). How far beyond 200 km will a fully charged Zoe go before completely running out of ...


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