Nissan Electric Cars Will Be For Mass Market: CEO Ghosn

Nissan Electric Cars Will Be For Mass Market: CEO Ghosn

The success of the Tesla Model S has automakers--particularly German automakers--scrambling to build pricey luxury plug-in electric cars to compete with the upstart from Silicon Valley. But the automaker that's sold more electric cars than anyone else plans to continue in a different direction. The... read more

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Renault Twizy in New York City. Photos: Renault Official on Flickr

Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

Four of Europe's six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America. The exceptions, for a quarter of a century, have been the two French makers: PSA Peugeot... read more March 1, 2015 by 

Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric pickup truck by Kollé

First Electric Pickup Truck: Renault Kangoo ZE Not For U.S. (Forbidden Fruit)

The field of electric cars is gradually growing more diverse, but so far no automaker has built an electric pickup truck and put it on sale. Now there is one, although it... read more February 25, 2015 by 

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Nissan And Renault Together Pass 200,000 Electric-Car Sales

A little less than four years ago, the first 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car was delivered to eager buyer Olivier Chalouhi in San Francisco. Earlier this month, Nissan and its... read more November 26, 2014 by 

Nissan lithium-ion cell fabrication & battery pack assembly at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee

Nissan's Electric-Car Battery Future: Will It Be With LG Chem?

Nissan is set to close electric-car battery plants in England and the U.S. and turn to Korean maker LG Chem for some batteries. Or perhaps not. A startling and exclusive... read more September 16, 2014 by 

2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault To Show 117 MPG Concept At Paris Auto Show To Hit French Target

Europe's CO2-based taxation system means consumers already have access to a wide range of highly efficient vehicles. There are stricter targets on the horizon however, and... read more August 29, 2014 by 

2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan On Track To Beat 2020 Electric Car Sales Target?

Nissan and its French partner Renault could be on track for selling 1.5 million electric vehicles before 2020, according to the company's latest estimates. The two companies... read more March 15, 2014 by 

Renault Twingo - 2014 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Renault Twingo Live Photos: Smart Forfour Partner Launched At Geneva

The car you see here, the Renault Twingo, will not be sold in the U.S. A car like it will be, though--Smart's next Forfour, and indeed the two-seat Fortwo, have been... read more March 5, 2014 by 

2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault To Add Plug-In Hybrid To Electric Car Range?

Some say that launching an electric car in today's market is still something of a risk. Launching four of them then, as French automaker Renault has done, could be considered... read more March 3, 2014 by 

New Renault Twingo

New Renault Twingo Previews Next Smart ForTwo

Car companies aren't in the habit of persisting with loss-making enterprises, so it's a surprise that Daimler has continued with its Smart city car brand as long as it has... read more February 14, 2014 by 

Honda Vision XS-1 concept [Photo courtesy of MotorBeam].

Tiny SUVs Shown By Chevy, VW, Honda At India Auto Expo

Automotive fashion plates now have a new trend to follow: very small SUVs. At the 2014 India Auto Expo in New Delhi, automakers debuted a crop of concept models with... read more February 5, 2014 by 

2012 Renault Fluence ZE electric car (European model) at 2012 Paris Auto Show

Renault Fluence ZE Electric Car, Built For Better Place, Discontinued

Au revoir, Renault Fluence Z.E. You were among the first electric cars on the market, and you've lived through Better Place's bankruptcy, but now you're gone. Gas2 reports... read more February 5, 2014 by 

Renault SRT_01E Formula E car hits Las Vegas

Formula E Electric Racing Takes To Las Vegas For Demo Run

If publicity is one of electric cars' best assets, then the inaugural Formula E electric racing series has importance far beyond the frivolities of motor sport. From... read more January 8, 2014 by 

2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault: 250 Miles For Subcompact Electric Cars By 2020

Save for a few electric vehicles on the fringes of the market--the Tesla Model S, for example, or the tiny Smart Electric Drive--most subcompact and compact electric cars... read more December 4, 2013 by 

2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Battery Lessor For Electric Renault Zoe Can Halt Recharging Remotely

Digital Rights Management, or DRM, is either the scourge of the digital age or a necessary evil to ensure people who create content get paid for it--depending on who you... read more November 15, 2013 by 

Carlos Ghosn

Nissan's Ghosn: We'll Miss 2016's 1.5M Electric Car Sales Target

Renault-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has admitted the companies will miss out on his original electric car sales targets...and by quite some margin. Ghosn has previously said... read more November 14, 2013 by 


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