For Hire: Where Will Renault’s Exonerated Electric Car Executives Head?

For Hire: Where Will Renault’s Exonerated Electric Car Executives Head?

Renault’s paranoia over industrial espionage backfired earlier this week as it struggled with the reality that it had been duped into believing that three of its executives had been selling electric car secrets to the Chinese. But while Renault/Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn made a formal apology to... read more

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Renault Fluence ZE production electric sedan

Electric Car Espionage: Now With Secret Swiss Bank Account

Every good spy film has a smattering of illicit love, sexy cars and covert operations. Suspending disbelief, such films make for good entertainment. But for one former... read more January 25, 2011 by  0

Renault Fluence EV

Renault Spy Scandal Update: Prosecutor Begins Inquiries

2011 has been touted as the year when electric cars will well and truly break into the public consciousness. Unfortunately for Renault, the story making all the headlines so... read more January 18, 2011 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Battery Wars: General Motors Licenses American Argonne Tech

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Actually, no--fairly recently and not so far from home, the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory patented a... read more January 12, 2011 by  3

Renault Fluence EV

Fighting The Electric Car Pirates: Renault Gets Tough

Take one look at the news coming out of Detroit this week and you’ll know that the electric car revolution seems well and truly under way. Nearly every major automaker... read more January 11, 2011 by  5

Renault Fluence ZE production electric sedan

Spy Games: Renault Electric Vehicle Work Riddled With Moles?

Monday morning opened on an anxious note for French automaker Renault. The company said it suspended without pay three executives, who have not yet been named. It fears that... read more January 6, 2011 by  0

Renault Twizy Concept

Europe's First iAd With 2012 Renault Twizy Electric Car

If there's one gadget that seems to go hand in hand with electric cars, it's Apple's iPhone. We've seen apps that allow you to place reservations and even customise your... read more December 3, 2010 by  0

Renault Kangoo Express Z.E. electric van

2011 Renault Kangoo Express Z.E: Value For Money EV Van

Renault may not have much of an impact to U.S. motorists, but thanks to their partnership with Nissan, they have a large part to play in the future of electric vehicles. The... read more September 23, 2010 by  2

Renault Fluence ZE production electric sedan

Nissan, Infiniti To Look To Renault For Sports, Luxury EVs?

With Nissan busy working on bringing the 2011 Leaf to the market you think they'd have their hands full with EV development right now. Despite this, both Nissan and luxury... read more July 22, 2010 by  0

Nissan President and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn

Nissan Posts Q1 Losses, Confident of Future Leaf Success.

Nissan Motor Company, the maker of the 2011 Leaf EV, posted today a net loss of $125 million for the first quarter of 2010 and a $45.8 million profit for the full fiscal year... read more May 12, 2010 by  0

Renault EV Concepts

Report: Launching Renault EVs With Better Place in Denmark

Living in Denmark, I was recently able to sign up for a Renault Fluence Electric Vehicle, and was subsequently assigned # 25 on the waiting list. I also arranged an interview... read more April 28, 2010 by  3

2010 Smart fortwo Passion Coupe

Green Car Megadeal: Renault-Nissan-Daimler Could Save Smart

This morning's deal bringing Daimler AG into the Renault-Nissan alliance has lots of interesting details--but first and foremost, it could be what Smart needs to survive in... read more April 7, 2010 by  0

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Including 2011 LEAF, Nissan Has Fourth EV In The Works

Leave it to economies of scale. If Nissan is moving to mass production with one vehicle, and designing its own proprietary battery systems, it makes sense to put it into as... read more December 14, 2009 by  0

Nissan LEAF

Will 20,000 U.S. Buyers Order 2012 Nissan Leafs Within A Year?

The 2012 Nissan Leaf hatchback, the first all-electric car from a major manufacturer to be offered in the U.S. since GM's late lamented EV1 two-seater a decade ago, won't go... read more October 1, 2009 by  2

Renault Fluence EZ concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show

Driving Electric To Cost No More Than Using Gas, Says Better Place

Driving a mile on electricity always costs less than using gasoline for the same mile. Now Better Place, the consortium wiring Israel with electric-car recharging stations... read more September 28, 2009 by  1

Renault EV Concepts

Frankfurt: Ah, the French! Renault's 4 Electric Car Concepts

French carmaker Renault, whose partner Nissan recently unveiled its 2012 Nissan Leaf compact electric hatchback, showed no fewer than four separate electric-car concepts at... read more September 15, 2009 by  0


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