Renault gives second life to electric vehicle batteries

Renault gives second life to electric vehicle batteries

Renault and Powervault today announce a partnership to re-use electric vehicle batteries in home energy storage units. This partnership will reduce the cost of a Powervault smart battery unit by 30%, helping Powervault to bring home energy storage to a...
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Fancy charging your electric car on the move?

Fancy charging your electric car on the move?

When I am asked how long it takes to charge up my electric car, I answer about ’30 seconds’.  That is how long it takes to plug it in and then step into the house for dinner or bed time.  For...
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Renault to electrify the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

Renault to electrify the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

Renault have taken up the electric car challenge and entered the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb taking place on the 3rd and 4th June.  Organisers the Midland Automobile Club, invited all the car manufacturers to enter a variety of classes with the...
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Renault ZOE e-sport electric hot hatch snapped in Monaco

Renault ZOE e-sport electric hot hatch snapped in Monaco

The Renault ZOE is one of the best selling electric cars in Europe, known for it fun driving dynamics, yet lacks the punch of some of it’s sporty rivals.  At the Geneva Motorshow back in March, Renault unveiled the ZOE...
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Renault Twizys sail off to Bermuda

Renault Twizys sail off to Bermuda

Renault has handed over the keys to ten Twizys to Groupama Team France competing for the 35th America’s Cup. The handover marks the launch of Renault’s tiny electric car in Bermuda. The first ten Twizys will be used by the...
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Eco tourism comes to Sicily with 200 Renault ZOEs now for hire

Eco tourism comes to Sicily with 200 Renault ZOEs now for hire

In an exclusive partnership with Sicily by Car, a leading car rental company in Italy, and Enel, the country’s largest energy supplier, Renault adds a fleet of 200 Renault ZOEs to create the Eco Tour di Sicilia making it possible...
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Renault signs 100,000th electric car battery lease

Renault signs 100,000th electric car battery lease

Renault has signed its 100,000th electric car battery leasing contract.  Even in those countries where it is also possible to purchase the battery, leasing remains the preferred solution for the majority of customers. In the UK, 94% of ZOE owners...
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Renault ZOE e-sport hints at a possible electric hot hatch

Renault ZOE e-sport hints at a possible electric hot hatch

Based on the platform of Renault’s humble electric car, the ZOE e-sport two-seater concept sports a lightweight body structure made of carbon fibre with the car tipping the scales at just 1,400kg, including the battery (450kg). This minimal weight in...
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Could an electric Twingo be Renault’s “EV Surprise” at the Geneva Show?

Could an electric Twingo be Renault’s “EV Surprise” at the Geneva Show?

The countdown has begun to the annual Geneva Motor Show where Renault have a shared a press invite encouraging visitors to come and see their revised models. In this statement they teased about an ‘EV surprise’.  My thoughts are this...
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Award winning Renault ZOE now an even more attractive buy

Award winning Renault ZOE now an even more attractive buy

The four-time winner of the What Car? ‘Best Electric Car for up to £20,000’ and their 2017 ‘Electric Car of the Year’ award winner has now become even more attractive with the introduction of a number of Renault deals across...
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