Renault e-Plein Air – remodeled R4 with Twizy motor
Just as VW regularly presents a new concept for its fan meeting at Lake Wörthersee, Renault has brought a special car for R4 fans to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the 4L International: a modern version of the Plein Air with an electric drive.
Renault to move Twizy production to South Korea
Renault Samsung is following demand as they plan to produce the electric minicar Twizy currently being built in Valladolid, Spain, in Busan, South Korea starting next year. The background is that 60 percent of the cars are sold in Asia.
Renault enables termination of battery lease
Renault electric vehicle owners holding a lease for the battery of their Zoe or even Twizy may now end their contract and buy (or resell) the power pack instead. The move follows the option to buy batteries of Renault EVs that had been open for new owners and now applies retroactively.
Lime pitching to rent out small electric cars
The bike sharing business Lime wants to expands their electric fleets to four wheels. A confidential deck for investors obtained by Axiom outlines a fleet of small rental EVs and other services to be added this year. Plus, their e-scooter sharing appears profitable.
Renault opens concept store in Berlin
Renault has now opened a concept store for electric vehicles in Berlin. The 145 square meter Electric Vehicle Experience Center of the Renault subsidiary König is the second of its kind in Europe.
Renault opening EV Concept Store
The announced opening of the Renault Concept Store for electric vehicles is finally becoming reality: Tomorrow the showroom will open its doors for the first time in Stockholms biggest shopping mall, the Täby Centrum.
GM + Lyft, Philippines, ReachNow, Twizy, POD Point.
Autonomous lift in a Bolt: GM and Lyft aim to have a fleet of self-driving cabs ready by January 2019. The Chevy Bolt is the most likely vehicle for the undertaking that could see 725 EVs hit the roads. Already, the companies are testing prototypes in San Francisco and Scottsdale (we reported).
The first 3,000 electric trikes of planned 100,000 units will arrive on the Philippines this September. Delivery is to be completed by the end of the year. The ministry of energy issued a tender for the next 6,000 electric three-wheelers. Back then, Bemac Electric reportedly won the first bid.
Park & Fly: BMW added a new service to its ReachNow fleet in Seattle. Members of the carsharing can now park and pick-up cars from the fleet which includes about 100 i3 at Sea-Tac airport. There are complimentary shuttles from the garage to the gates and back.
Hire a Twizy no more: At least not on the Isle of Wight, where 15 of Renault’s little EVs were available. The operator took the service offline just 5 months after launch and after receiving 40,000 GBP in funding but gave no explanation. His 26 rental Twizy in New Forest are still up and running.
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Charging electric motorbikes: POD Point partners with Motocorsa, who is the sole supplier of Energica electric motorcycles in the UK. They will provide EV infrastructure.