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 Z.E. electric van, the battery remains the same, but the payload is optionally increased. Weiterlesen
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. Weiterlesen
Sales of Renault Master Z.E. electric van are on
Renault Trucks start selling their electric utility vehicle Master Z.E. officially today. The electric van comes in six variants designed to cater to various urban use cases with prices starting from €46,700 before battery lease. Moreover, Renault confirmed the real-life range. Weiterlesen
Renault presents complete electric truck range
Renault Trucks unveils two electric trucks to launch in 2019. The Renault Trucks D Z.E. and Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. cover 16 and 26 tons respectively and complete the electric UV lineup starting with the Master Z.E. at 3.5 tons. The trucks will be made in Normandy, France. Weiterlesen
Electric trucks and utility EVs by Renault from 2019
Renault Trucks says it is ready to launch an all-electric range next year, after testing had commenced with partners over ten years. It is thus not only one truck but a whole line of utility vehicles the French are gearing up for. A dedicated production line in the Normandy will start rolling by 2019. Weiterlesen
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Renault at the COP21: Renault Trucks will present two innovative trucks at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. The all-electric 4.5 ton Maxity Electric is also equipped with a fuel cell, giving it a driving range of around 200 km. The 16 ton Renault Trucks D is purely electric and actually has a similar range. Both vehicles are already undergoing testing under real conditions.
New electric supercar in the making? Tesla co-founder and Wrightspeed CEO Ian Wright is thinking about building his own electric supercar. It could feature an electric motor at each wheel, each boasting 186 kW. Wright already has the needed technology and confidently announces that a prototype could hit the road as early as “maybe next year.”
Electric Roewe concept: With the Vision-R, SAIC Motor showed a whole new design for its Roewe brand at the Guangzhou Motor Show. The four-door coupe is said to be driven by a pair of electric motors, though there have not been any details about their power.
Electrification powered by China: According to online publication Gasgoo, Chinese manufacturers Geely, Dongfeng, Chery, BAIC, SAIC, Changan and FAW are altogether planning to launch 91 new models will electric or at least hybrid drivetrains by 2020. In the case of Changan and SAIC, alternative drivetrain vehicles will make up at least one-third of the total production of new models.
E-SUV a possibility: According to German Auto Bild, Audi will release a plug-in hybrid variant of its Q5 in 2016. Even an all-electric Q5 based on a downgraded Q6 e-tron is supposedly in the cards.
Oldie goes EV: Czech scooter series Čezeta, originally built from 1957-1964, celebrates an electric comeback. The company now accepts orders for its electric scooter, the Čezeta 506. The two-wheeler can go up to 90 kph, has a range of up to 100 km, and will sell for 9,900 euros.