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Renault Twizy Video – Test Drive


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Renault could sell low-speed Twizy; Nissan considering Leaf battery leases

If anyone wondered what right-hand-drive donuts in a really light electric-vehicle looked like, we all may soon find out.

Renault may launch a low-speed version of its battery-electric Twizy in the UK next year in an effort to capitalize on a law allowing for unlicensed drivers for some smaller veh More

If anyone wondered what right-hand-drive donuts in a really light electric-vehicle looked like, we all may soon find out.

Renault may launch a low-speed version of its battery-electric Twizy in the UK next year in an effort to capitalize on a law allowing for unlicensed drivers for some smaller veh More

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UK: Renault launches ‘baby’ electric vehicle in UK

Renault launched its third electric vehicle in the UK on Friday, the ‘baby’ of the family so far, the two-seater compact Twizy.
The quadricycle, which is priced from £6,690 on the road with battery hire available from £45 a month, is now available for test driving from select dealers More

Renault launched its third electric vehicle in the UK on Friday, the ‘baby’ of the family so far, the two-seater compact Twizy.
The quadricycle, which is priced from £6,690 on the road with battery hire available from £45 a month, is now available for test driving from select dealers More

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Europe: Renault Twizy Electric Minicar First Drive Report: Video

GreenCarReports was invited to the island of Ibiza to test Renault’s latest electric effort. The Twizy isn’t your average electric vehicle, so this won’t be your average review.
Instead, we’ll aim to answer some of the multitude of question More

GreenCarReports was invited to the island of Ibiza to test Renault’s latest electric effort. The Twizy isn’t your average electric vehicle, so this won’t be your average review.
Instead, we’ll aim to answer some of the multitude of question More

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Nissan Considering Battery Lease Option For Leaf?

Despite being the top-selling electric vehicle around the world, Nissan Leaf sales have not soared as expected. No doubt this is largely the fault of its expensive battery pack, which accounts for much (if not all) of the price premium. But Nissan’s business partner, Renault, has decided to lease the ba More

Despite being the top-selling electric vehicle around the world, Nissan Leaf sales have not soared as expected. No doubt this is largely the fault of its expensive battery pack, which accounts for much (if not all) of the price premium. But Nissan’s business partner, Renault, has decided to lease the ba More

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Europe: Renault could sell low-speed Twizy; Nissan considering Leaf battery leases

If anyone wondered what right-hand-drive donuts in a really light electric-vehicle looked like, we all may soon find out.

Renault may launch a low-speed version of its battery-electric Twizy in the UK next year in an effort to capitalize on a law allowing for unlicensed drivers for some smaller veh More

If anyone wondered what right-hand-drive donuts in a really light electric-vehicle looked like, we all may soon find out.

Renault may launch a low-speed version of its battery-electric Twizy in the UK next year in an effort to capitalize on a law allowing for unlicensed drivers for some smaller veh More

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RenaRenault: The EV lessons we can learn from our partners Nissanult: The EV lessons we can learn from our partners Nissan

RENAULT has revealed it will be learning lessons from alliance-partner Nissan in how to market EVs to consumers.

Speaking exclusively to Car Dealer, the head of Renault’s electric vehicle programme said that Nissan had ‘done a lot of trailblazing in tackling EV scepticism’ but added he will be thinking hard about how to market electric vehicles more effectively.

‘The biggest More

RENAULT has revealed it will be learning lessons from alliance-partner Nissan in how to market EVs to consumers.

Speaking exclusively to Car Dealer, the head of Renault’s electric vehicle programme said that Nissan had ‘done a lot of trailblazing in tackling EV scepticism’ but added he will be thinking hard about how to market electric vehicles more effectively.

‘The biggest More

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Japan: In Tokyo, Honda Reveals Details of Push Toward 30 Percent Emissions Cut by 2020

t the Tokyo Motor Show this week, carmakers revealed the usual array of concepts ranging from fuel cell sedans to electric sports cars. Honda plays this game as well as any major carmaker, and this year brought an electrified version of its Fit subcompact, an electric Micro Commuter Concept that somewhat resembles a Renault More

t the Tokyo Motor Show this week, carmakers revealed the usual array of concepts ranging from fuel cell sedans to electric sports cars. Honda plays this game as well as any major carmaker, and this year brought an electrified version of its Fit subcompact, an electric Micro Commuter Concept that somewhat resembles a Renault More

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South Africa: Renault-Nissan Alliance Zero-Emission Cars at COP17 in South Africa

DURBAN, South Africa, November 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Time for a Fleet of Mass-Produced, 100% Electric Vehicles to Take to the Road in Africa

For the first time ever, a fleet of mass-produced, zero-emission vehicles will take to the streets of Africa.

A dozen electric cars from the Renault-Nissan Alliance will highlight the benefits of green transportation and wi More

DURBAN, South Africa, November 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Time for a Fleet of Mass-Produced, 100% Electric Vehicles to Take to the Road in Africa

For the first time ever, a fleet of mass-produced, zero-emission vehicles will take to the streets of Africa.

A dozen electric cars from the Renault-Nissan Alliance will highlight the benefits of green transportation and wi More

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Europe: Renault Electric Vehicles: A commitment becomes a reality

Renault unveiled four electric concept cars at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show with a promise to make them widely available to motorists starting in 2012… Since then, Renault has publicised each milestone in this ambitious and unique project, securing the backing of governments, signing partnership agreements and testing battery safety.

Renault has focused on training its network, sales More

Renault unveiled four electric concept cars at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show with a promise to make them widely available to motorists starting in 2012… Since then, Renault has publicised each milestone in this ambitious and unique project, securing the backing of governments, signing partnership agreements and testing battery safety.

Renault has focused on training its network, sales More

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USA: GREEN DEALS: An EV with a PV to go

US car giant Ford is looking to sign a deal to sell solar PV panels to go with its Ford Focus electric vehicle, when the new car goes on sale later this year. According to media reports in the US, Ford is going to team up with SunPower to offer EV owners the opportunity to recharge the batteries using solar power. A SunPower executive told USA Today that an 11-panel system producing about 3,000 ki More

US car giant Ford is looking to sign a deal to sell solar PV panels to go with its Ford Focus electric vehicle, when the new car goes on sale later this year. According to media reports in the US, Ford is going to team up with SunPower to offer EV owners the opportunity to recharge the batteries using solar power. A SunPower executive told USA Today that an 11-panel system producing about 3,000 ki More

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Europe: Introducing Renault’s Low Cost Electric Car: Batteries Are Extra

French car maker Renault has unveiled a low-cost electric car for British drivers.

Trouble is, the £6,690 ($10,876) car doesn’t come with a few basic essentials. Like a battery. Or doors.

Called Twizy, the miniature automobile carries a driver and one passenger for as much as 60 miles be More

French car maker Renault has unveiled a low-cost electric car for British drivers.

Trouble is, the £6,690 ($10,876) car doesn’t come with a few basic essentials. Like a battery. Or doors.

Called Twizy, the miniature automobile carries a driver and one passenger for as much as 60 miles be More

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AAA for EVs: Renault Will Save Drivers From Battery-Depleted Electric Cars

For most electric vehicle drivers, so-called “range anxiety” shouldn’t be an issue–drivers usually have enough foresight to stop at a gas station before gasoline runs out, so why wouldn’t the same be true for EVs? Granted, there are fewer charging stations than gas stations currently on the streets, which is presumably why French automaker Renault is advertising a  More

For most electric vehicle drivers, so-called “range anxiety” shouldn’t be an issue–drivers usually have enough foresight to stop at a gas station before gasoline runs out, so why wouldn’t the same be true for EVs? Granted, there are fewer charging stations than gas stations currently on the streets, which is presumably why French automaker Renault is advertising a  More

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A global industry: the big picture

The electric car industry is set for exponential growth over the coming years – click on the image to take a look at how the market is expected to develop. Illustration by Neil Stevens

Over the next few years, more and more electric cars are expected to be seen on our roads as consumers take advantage of government grants to promote the vehicles and cheaper models being released by manufa More

The electric car industry is set for exponential growth over the coming years – click on the image to take a look at how the market is expected to develop. Illustration by Neil Stevens

Over the next few years, more and more electric cars are expected to be seen on our roads as consumers take advantage of government grants to promote the vehicles and cheaper models being released by manufa More

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Europe: Gas-free cars electric dreams no longer

As fuel prices continue their upwards trajectory, electric cars are moving from the niche realm to the road. Several models have been launched in Romania too, such as the Citroen C-Zero and Mitsubishi i-Miev, but company officials are still awaiting orders. Market specialists blame reticence towards electric models on a lack of incentives from the state, as other European governments are supportin More

As fuel prices continue their upwards trajectory, electric cars are moving from the niche realm to the road. Several models have been launched in Romania too, such as the Citroen C-Zero and Mitsubishi i-Miev, but company officials are still awaiting orders. Market specialists blame reticence towards electric models on a lack of incentives from the state, as other European governments are supportin More

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Europe: Hertz and Renault Partner to Bring Electric Vehicles to European Rental Markets

The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has signed a Letter of Intent to add Renault’s new and innovative range of electric vehicles (EV) to the fleets of Hertz and car sharing club Connect by Hertz across Europe. Hertz will be one of the first rental operators to offer Renault’s Twizy for hire, and will also rent the ZOE, Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Z.E. models.

Signed at the Geneva Moto More

The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has signed a Letter of Intent to add Renault’s new and innovative range of electric vehicles (EV) to the fleets of Hertz and car sharing club Connect by Hertz across Europe. Hertz will be one of the first rental operators to offer Renault’s Twizy for hire, and will also rent the ZOE, Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Z.E. models.

Signed at the Geneva Moto More

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Europe: Renault Twizy Priced at Under $10,000, But EV Not Coming to U.S.


Renault has priced its Twizy two-seater battery-electric vehicle starting at 6,900 euros ($9,622 at current exchange rates) when it goes on sale in Europe this year, but like Renault’s other BEVs it will not be coming to the U.S.

Like the More


Renault has priced its Twizy two-seater battery-electric vehicle starting at 6,900 euros ($9,622 at current exchange rates) when it goes on sale in Europe this year, but like Renault’s other BEVs it will not be coming to the U.S.

Like the More

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Renault: In Electric Vehicles Rental Cooperation With Hertz

PARIS (Dow Jones)–Hertz Corp.(HTZ) has signed a letter of intent to add Renault SA’s (RNO.FR) range of electric vehicles to the fleets of Hertz and car sharing club Connect by Hertz across Europe.

MAIN FACTS:

-Hertz will be one of the first rental operators to offer Renault’s Twizy for hire, and will also rent the ZOE, Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Z.E. models.

-He More

PARIS (Dow Jones)–Hertz Corp.(HTZ) has signed a letter of intent to add Renault SA’s (RNO.FR) range of electric vehicles to the fleets of Hertz and car sharing club Connect by Hertz across Europe.

MAIN FACTS:

-Hertz will be one of the first rental operators to offer Renault’s Twizy for hire, and will also rent the ZOE, Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Z.E. models.

-He More

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Renault suspends officials over ‘electric car secrets’

PARIS (AFP) – French automaker Renault, staking its future on electric cars, has suspended three senior managers in what a source said Wednesday was a move linked to the suspected leaking of secrets on the new vehicles.

A spokeswoman for Renault confirmed it had suspended three senior managers over unspecified ethical issues, which she described as “serious matters.”

So More

PARIS (AFP) – French automaker Renault, staking its future on electric cars, has suspended three senior managers in what a source said Wednesday was a move linked to the suspected leaking of secrets on the new vehicles.

A spokeswoman for Renault confirmed it had suspended three senior managers over unspecified ethical issues, which she described as “serious matters.”

So More

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Tavares Outlines Nissan’s Electric Future

In an address and Q&A session with Detroit Automotive Press Association, Nissan executive vice president Carlos Tavares promised three new plug-ins by 2014, shared some growth projections for the EV market, and offered a few interesting tidbits about early LEAF sales.

Between its Nissan and Infiniti nameplates, Renault-Nissan plans to bring three new electrics to the U.S. market by 201 More

In an address and Q&A session with Detroit Automotive Press Association, Nissan executive vice president Carlos Tavares promised three new plug-ins by 2014, shared some growth projections for the EV market, and offered a few interesting tidbits about early LEAF sales.

Between its Nissan and Infiniti nameplates, Renault-Nissan plans to bring three new electrics to the U.S. market by 201 More

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Europe: AVIS PRE-ORDERS 500 RENAULT ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR HIRE

• Following the Electric Vehicle partnership announced in February 2010, leading
car hire company, Avis has signed a pre-order for 500 Electric Vehicles from
Renault.
• Avis customers will be able to hire Renault Fluence ZE and Renault Kangoo
Express ZE in 7 countries from the end of 2011.

Avis will offer its customers the chance to experience driving an electric More

• Following the Electric Vehicle partnership announced in February 2010, leading
car hire company, Avis has signed a pre-order for 500 Electric Vehicles from
Renault.
• Avis customers will be able to hire Renault Fluence ZE and Renault Kangoo
Express ZE in 7 countries from the end of 2011.

Avis will offer its customers the chance to experience driving an electric More

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Renault reveals electric car strategy

Renault-Nissan believes electric vehicles (EV) will account for 10% of the world automotive sales by 2020 and has invested €4 billion to help push its ambitions in the market.

Renault and Nissan now have a global team of 2,000 people between the two companies which are dedicated to electric vehicles.

Renault is hoping the introduction of electric vehicles will become a success with More

Renault-Nissan believes electric vehicles (EV) will account for 10% of the world automotive sales by 2020 and has invested €4 billion to help push its ambitions in the market.

Renault and Nissan now have a global team of 2,000 people between the two companies which are dedicated to electric vehicles.

Renault is hoping the introduction of electric vehicles will become a success with More

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Europe/India: Renault seeks partner for entry into electric car mkt

MUMBAI: French automaker Renault is scouting for a strategic partner to facilitate its entry into the electric car market in India, two people
familiar with the development said.

Renault, which last month exited its joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra, is talking to various groups including, possibly, the country’s only electric car maker Reva, sources said talking on condi More

MUMBAI: French automaker Renault is scouting for a strategic partner to facilitate its entry into the electric car market in India, two people
familiar with the development said.

Renault, which last month exited its joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra, is talking to various groups including, possibly, the country’s only electric car maker Reva, sources said talking on condi More

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Europcar Pre-Orders 500 Renault Electric Vehicles

Following on from the Memorandum of Understanding on electric vehicles signed at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on September 16, 2009, Europcar and Renault have taken the next step, with Europcar pre-ordering 500 Renault electric vehicles for delivery in Europe’s largest cities from the 3rd quarter of 2011.

Europcar, Renault’s principal short-term rental partner in Europe, has g More

Following on from the Memorandum of Understanding on electric vehicles signed at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on September 16, 2009, Europcar and Renault have taken the next step, with Europcar pre-ordering 500 Renault electric vehicles for delivery in Europe’s largest cities from the 3rd quarter of 2011.

Europcar, Renault’s principal short-term rental partner in Europe, has g More

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Europe: Electric vehicles: Andalusia signs an agreement with the Renault-Nissan Alliance


The Autonomous Government of Andalusia signs an agreement with the Renault-Nissan alliance to promote electric vehicles in the region.

The Autonomous Government of Andalusia’s Regional Minister for Innovation, Science and Business, Martín Soler, and the President and Director General of R More


The Autonomous Government of Andalusia signs an agreement with the Renault-Nissan alliance to promote electric vehicles in the region.

The Autonomous Government of Andalusia’s Regional Minister for Innovation, Science and Business, Martín Soler, and the President and Director General of R More

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India: Delhi government plans charging booths for electric cars

New Delhi: If vehicle manufacturers have introduced green cars at the Delhi Auto Expo, the city-state’s administration has decided to do its bit to reduce carbon footprint: provide electric charge stations.

The Delhi government is also planning incentives like base price discount, lower VAT, and road tax and registration charge refund to boost the sale of environment-friendly electric car More

New Delhi: If vehicle manufacturers have introduced green cars at the Delhi Auto Expo, the city-state’s administration has decided to do its bit to reduce carbon footprint: provide electric charge stations.

The Delhi government is also planning incentives like base price discount, lower VAT, and road tax and registration charge refund to boost the sale of environment-friendly electric car More

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Renault confirms electric car production for 2011

It’s hardly kept it a secret, but now Renault has officially announced that it will be putting its electric car range into production come 2011.
You can read the full story on Renault’s electric vehicle range in CAR’s December 2009 issue out on 18 November, in which Chris Chilton drives the mad concept cars.
So Renault will be producing all four of its electric car concep More

It’s hardly kept it a secret, but now Renault has officially announced that it will be putting its electric car range into production come 2011.
You can read the full story on Renault’s electric vehicle range in CAR’s December 2009 issue out on 18 November, in which Chris Chilton drives the mad concept cars.
So Renault will be producing all four of its electric car concep More

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Renault to make electric car in Spain

MADRID, Nov 6 (Reuters) – French auto maker Renault (RENA.PA) said on Friday it would build its new electric car based on the Twizy Z.E. Concept at its Valladolid plant in northern Spain.
Renault chose Valladolid for its know-how and competitiveness in making compact cars, and Spain for its proximity to the electric car’s target market of Western Europe.
“With the pro More

MADRID, Nov 6 (Reuters) – French auto maker Renault (RENA.PA) said on Friday it would build its new electric car based on the Twizy Z.E. Concept at its Valladolid plant in northern Spain.
Renault chose Valladolid for its know-how and competitiveness in making compact cars, and Spain for its proximity to the electric car’s target market of Western Europe.
“With the pro More

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