Four of the biggest car makers absent from COP26 agreement

The manufacturers have not signed a pledge to only sell zero-emission vehicles by 2035

Connected Energy wins first order for its next generation second-life energy storage system

Second life battery pioneer, Connected Energy will be installing the first of its new generation of optimised energy storage systems as part of Suffolk County Council’s latest project, The Hold.

New electric car sharing scheme rolled out in Solihull

Drivers can hire an electric vehicle from £3.50 an hour or £25 a day

Renault to invest €1bn in French EV production

It plans to double the production capacity for the Renault ZOE EV

Renault to launch smart power system on Spanish island

Renault is teaming up with a Spanish energy company to launch a smart electricity system on the island of Porto Santo. The vehicle and technology manufacturer and Empresa de Electricitade da Madeira (EEM) plan to use electric vehicles (EVs), second-life batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid technology to boost energy independence and decarbonise. The 18-month project […]

Renault opens dedicated electric vehicle store

Renault has opened its first dedicated electric vehicle (EV) “concept” store in Sweden. The car manufacturer said its Renault Electric Vehicle Experience Centre in Stockholm will allow customers to find out the benefits of EVs and learn about charging infrastructure, subsidies and other EV related services. Visitors will also be able to test drive EVs […]

Four more carmakers launch UK scrappage schemes

Four more carmakers have launched scrappage schemes in the UK. Kia, Nissan, Renault and Volkswagen have announced deals through which owners of cars registered before 2010 could save money by trading in their older vehicles for a new model. Those wishing to buy low emissions cars from Kia, Nissan and Renault could save up to […]

Renault-Nissan sign Chinese EV partnership

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has teamed up with a Chinese car manufacturer to sell electric vehicles (EVs). The new joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group is called eGT New Energy Automotive Co and will operate in China, the world’s largest market for electric vehicles. Renault and Nissan will each hold 25% of the joint venture with […]

Renault and Powervault repurpose EV batteries for domestic storage

Renault and Powervault are partnering to reuse electric vehicle (EV) batteries in domestic energy storage units. The collaboration is expected to reduce the cost of a Powervault smart battery unit by 30%, helping bring home energy storage closer to the tipping point of mass-market commercialisation by offering the best return on investment for customers. The trial will […]

Renault ‘to get rid of diesel engines in European cars’

Renault could stop offering diesel engines in most of its European cars, according to reports. The decision follows a review of the cost to ensure these cars meet tighter emissions standards following the Volkswagen scandal. In a meeting with Renault’s bosses in July, reports claim Chief Competitiveness Officer Thierry Bollore is said to have shown […]