Renault doubles EV sales in Europe

Renault has presented its electric car sales statistics for 2020. According to the figures, the French automaker was able to sell 115,888 electric vehicles in Europe, around twice as many as in 2019. The company’s most successful electric model ...

Renault releases details to Kangoo Rapid E-Tech

Renault has released further details of the Kangoo Rapid E-Tech Electric, which will be launched in Europe in spring 2022. Like its predecessor, the compact van will be offered in two length variants that offer the same storage volume ...

Renault gives the Master Z.E. a battery and range upgrade

The all-electric Renault Master Z.E. will get more battery capacity and thus a greater range from spring 2022. The battery capacity of the Master Z.E. will increase from 33 to 52 kWh, bringing the range in the WLTP city ...

Renault plans to gear up EV sales to 65% by 2025

Renault CEO Luca de Meo set new targets for the electrification of the brand in Europe at the annual general meeting. In 2025, the share of electrified passenger cars should be 65 per cent. By 2030, the goal is ...

Renault launches charging subsidiary

Groupe Renault has created a new subsidiary called Elexent to help other companies find solutions for charging their fleets of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. A branch office in France is already operational. France is not the goal, however, ...

Renault Trucks to supply e-trucks for Carlsberg

Renault Trucks has signed a contract with the Carlsberg Group to supply 20 purely electric 26-tonne Z.E. trucks. The electric trucks are to be delivered to the brewery in Feldschlösschen, Switzerland this year. + + Kindly see our updates ...

Renault to replace Moov’in with Zity in Paris

Renault and Ferrovial will bring their electric car-sharing Zity, which was launched in Madrid in 2017, to Paris in March. The launch on the Seine will take place with 500 Renault Zoe, which should replace Renault’s previous Moov’in fleet. ...

Renault vans with fuel cell range extender

Renault is equipping its Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E. electric vehicles with a fuel cell system – but as a range extender and not as the main source of energy. This should increase the range of the two models ...

France: Renault to lend Zoe electric cars to caregivers

Renault is pondering to make 300 rental Zoe available free of charge for medical personnel in France in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The electric cars could be taken from the standing fleet of the Zity car-sharing service. ...

Renault presents two second-life battery projects

Renault is putting two new projects for the second-life use of batteries from electric vehicles in the spotlight. Both ‘Advanced Battery Storage’ in France and ‘SmartHubs’ in the UK are aimed at helping to balance power grids as the ...

Faurecia to supply Renault’s future fuel cell vehicles

An unofficial fuel cell alliance is forming in France as Faurecia will supply hydrogen tanks for the new fleet of FC commercial vehicles Renault plans to launch at the end of this year. Faurecia will design and manufacture these ...

Renault’s electric car sharing project Zity launches in Paris

Renault is now officially launching a fleet of 500 electric Zoe in Paris as part of the Zity e-car sharing service. Renault already presented the car-sharing offer at the end of February, but due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the ...

Renault launches street tests with an electric Mégane

Renault is sending the first pre-production vehicles of the all-electric Mégane on the road. 30 of them will be on public roads this summer for test drives with Renault engineers. In October 2020, Renault had presented the electric concept ...

Renault launches e-mobility industry cluster in France

Renault Group is creating an independent umbrella company called Renault ElectriCity for electric car production at its Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz plants in northern France. Renault ElectriCity will be measured against a target of 400,000 vehicles per year from ...

Southampton receives 24 Renault electric vans

The Southampton City Council has taken delivery of 24 Renault Kangoo ZE vans, which will be used in the upkeep of the city and contribute to its goal of 90 per cent of its fleet to be zero-emission by ...

Renault marks major EV sharing order from the UK

The UK-based electric car subscription service Onto (formerly Evezy) has ordered 1,100 Renault Zoe. The first units were already delivered. A pilot project for electrification is also being launched in a small village in the Pyrenees. The remaining vehicles ...

Leeds launches EV Trial with 122 Renault Kangoo ZE vans

The English city of Leeds has taken delivery of 122 Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric vans. The city will use 102 in its services and will make the remaining 20 available to local companies as part of a new test ...

STMicroelectronics to supply Renault & Arrival

Semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics has forged two new partnerships in the eMobility sector: both the Renault Group and the British developer Arrival will be relying on semiconductor products from the Swiss group in their electric vehicles in future. STMicroelectronics has ...

Renault plans to cover the entire BEV value chain

Renault is accelerating its electric strategy and has presented a comprehensive strategy package under the name ‘Renault Eways Electropop’. This not only includes new sales targets, but also further details on the French company’s platform and technology strategy. Renault ...

Renault electric truck serial production picks up steam

Renault Trucks is starting series production of the D Z.E. and D Wide Z.E. electric models at its Blainville-sur-Orne plant in Normandy this month. The plant has been expanded to accommodate the assembly of the electric delivery trucks. The ...

Renault joins recycling cooperation with Veolia and Solvay

The Renault Group will cooperate with the waste disposal and recycling specialist Veolia and the chemical group Solvay in the development of a circular economy for metals from the spent batteries of electric vehicles. The three companies have presented ...

Renault’s DACH CEO to take over at Opel

Uwe Hochgeschurtz, currently CEO of Renault in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH region), will become Opel’s new CEO on 1 September 2021. Hochgeschurtz succeeds Michael Lohscheller, who “has decided to take on another challenge outside the Stellantis Group”. The ...

Renault Megane Hatch PHEV becoming available in the UK

Renault expands the Megane electrified range available in the UK with the new Hatch Plug-In Hybrid version. The Megane Hatch PHEV will be available to order from August, with the first UK customers set to take delivery in September, ...

UK: Renault brings latest version of Kangoo Z.E. van

Renault’s fully electric Kangoo Z.E. is getting a new derivative vehicle for the UK market – the Business+ version of the Kangoo is bringing a “host of updates” regarding comfort and convenience. The new Kangoo Z.E. Business+ starts at ...

Scottish Council to receive 141 Renault Zoe

Renault will deliver 141 units of its electric model Zoe to South Lanarkshire Council in Scotland. With 104 of the vehicles, the Council’s pool vehicle fleet will be converted from diesel to electric. The remaining 37 Renault Zoe will ...

Renault Zoe Van revealed for UK market

Renault has launched a Zoe van, a cargo version of its best-selling electric car. The exterior appears mostly unchanged, but inside there’s now a flat load space in the back. The EV will join the firm’s fleet of commercial ...

Renault confirms Alpine R5

It had already been on the horizon, but now it is confirmed: Renault development head Gilles le Borgne has announced that Renault will launch a more powerful Alpine offshoot of the electric R5. A specific performance has also been ...

Renault Trucks to offer financing for e-trucks

Renault Trucks is now offering various financing options their electric trucks. Renault Trucks Financial Services, the company’s leasing subsidiary, is providing the offers. The three specific financing offers are the classic loan, leasing and finance lease. According to Renault ...

Geely & Renault to cooperate on hybrids

The two car companies Geely and Renault plan to cooperate on the introduction of hybrid vehicles in China and South Korea. A corresponding memorandum of understanding has now been concluded. According to Geely, the cooperation is intended to accelerate ...

Tritium to supply DC charging stations to Elexent by Renault

Australian charging equipment supplier Tritium teams up with Renault’s dedicated charging division Elexent. The supply agreement commits Tritium to deliver fast-charging stations for installation in more than ten European countries. Neither Elexent nor Tritium disclosed how many chargers the ...

IAA: Renault Mobilize to show BEV for chauffeur services

Renault’s mobility brand Mobilize presents an all-electric sedan for individual passenger transport by limousine and taxi services. The Mobilize Limo will be offered in selected international markets at flex rates as a complete mobility and service package to commercial ...

Renault & Plug Power target European market for H2 light commercial vehicles

Renault and fuel cell specialist Plug Power plan to establish a 50:50 joint venture in France by mid-2021. They target a share of more than 30 per cent of the fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in Europe. ...

Renault offers more battery options for electric trucks

Renault Trucks has announced new battery options for its all-electric D Z.E. (16-tonne) and D Wide Z.E. (26-tonne) truck models. The trucks previously equipped with 50 kWh modules can now be ordered with 66 kWh modules. With the Master ...

Renault confirms battery deals with AESC and Verkor

Renault has now officially confirmed that the Chinese battery manufacturer Envision AESC will build a battery factory at Renault’s Douai site in northern France. The French carmaker also announced further collaborations, such as with the French start-up Verkor and ...

Renault confirms Renault 5 to launch in 2024

Renault will launch the production version of the all-electric Renault 5 Prototype in 2024. This was confirmed by the French manufacturer during the presentation of the concept car at the IAA Mobility. There had already been corresponding media reports ...

Renault presents the new all-electric Mégane

Renault has unveiled the all-electric Mégane at the IAA. The compact car with the full name Mégane E-TECH Electric will go on sale in two drive variants and with two battery options. As the first electric car on Renault’s ...

Renault’s Mobilize reveals business plans

Mobilize, Renault’s new mobility brand announced in January has just presented its upcoming projects for the next few years. With Duo, Bento and Hippo, the business unit is presenting, among other things, three fully electric shared mobility vehicles for ...

Renault Group secures lithium deal with Vulcan Energy

Vulcan Energy announces another prominent customer for the supply of lithium extracted from thermal water in the Upper Rhine Graben. Renault is the second carmaker after the Stellantis Group banking on battery metal coming through the German-Australian company. For ...

Renault retools Douai plant for electric Mégane

Preparations are underway at the Renault plant in Douai for series production of the Mégane E-Tech Electric, due out in the first half of 2022. Renault Group says it is investing more than 550 million euros in the production ...

Renault Trucks launches first construction BEV

After launching a complete range of electric vehicles for distribution transport, Renault Trucks is now producing its first electric construction site truck. For the time being, the vehicle is still a one-off. The Noblet Group will receive this D ...

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