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Renault have worked out how to charge an electric car on the move 0

The principal bugbear of electric vehicles (that we’re aware of so far) is the inescapable fact that they take time to charge. There’s no getting away from it, purchasing an electric car means the days of just popping down the petrol station for a quick top up, look like they may be a thing of(…)

Electric superminis will cost same as petrol cars by 2020 – says Renault boss 0

Renault’s head of electric vehicles has stated that he believes electric vehicles, like the ZOE, will cost the same as their similarly sized, conventionally powered equivalents by 2020. Gilles Normand, the firm’s senior vice-president for electric vehicles, said that the company’s sales for their first small EV, the ZOE, have leapt by 90% between 2016(…)

Indiana Jones classic Renault up for auction 0

Fans of the Indiana Jones film series have a chance to snap up their own piece of movie history, when the vintage Renault used in the third film of the franchise – The Last Crusade goes up for sale this week. The 1928 Renault Type NN Tourer that was used in the 1988 blockbuster is(…)

Renault takes steps to improving ‘Race Pace’ 0

Renault believes it made a “good step” with regards to its ‘race pace’ in the recent Russian Grand Prix, even if there is there is still plenty of work to do, Nico Hulkenberg believes. The Enstone based team took over from Lotus at the end of the 2015 season, and has made strong gains in(…)

Renault snaps up young British driver for development programme 0

Renault has snapped up young British driver Oliver Rowland as a development driver with the 24 year old aiming to bag one of the car maker’s Formula 1 drives for 2018. Rowland, who is 24, comes from the celebrated Renault academy and his new role with the development team will involve time in the simulator(…)

Renault introducing ‘exciting’ upgrades to F1 operations 0

Renault are so confident with the upgrades they’re planning to roll out on their Formula One cars, team boss Cyril Abiteboul says if they were fitted to the vehicles at the moment, the team would be “easily in the points.” At the season curtain raiser in Australia, Renault missed out on a top-ten showing after(…)

Renault faces up to lack of preparation 0

After they finished outside the points in Melbourne, the MD of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul, admitted the team went into the GP lacking “mileage and preparation”. Jolyon Palmer endured a horrific season opener in Australia that ended in retirement, with the UK driver pulling up after only 15 laps with brake problems. Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg fared(…)

F1 must treat manufacturers like ‘main players’ says Renault chief 0

Renault believes that F1 needs to start treated the manufacturers with the respect they deserve as ‘main players’ within the Championship, because of the amount they contribute to the sport. In what Renault Sport Racing President, Jerome Stoll, is calling a “new era” for the sport, under the stewardship of Liberty Media, he declared that(…)

New F1 engine exceeding expectations says Renault 0

Ahead of the new F1 season, Renault has announced that during testing, the new engine is performing far better than expected. The French team are debuting a brand new concept for the 2017 season, as they bid to close the gap on championship thoroughbreds Mercedes and Ferrari. Despite a few reliability problems during the testing(…)

Renault Trezor wins Concept Car Design award 0

The Renault Trezor has won Best Concept Car of the Year at the Car Design News awards, triumphing over rivals such as Jaguar and Mercedes. The Trezor was first revealed by the French carmaker in September last year at the Paris Motor Show, where its sleek and futuristic appearance wowed the public and press alike.(…)