Renault has released several new concepts, including a delivery system for the Twizy, a two-stroke two-cylinder diesel, and a new 48-volt diesel mild hybrid.
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It’s a PR stunt, but it’s a cool PR stunt, at least! Watch three-time Formula 1 world driver’s champion Sebastian Vettel take to the track in a number of plug-in Renault electric cars, including a fat-tired, F1-inspired RenaultSport Twizy racer!
On paper, electric cars sound like a great solution to humanity’s mobility woes. But their high cost means that most people these days just can’t afford to own an EV. Toyota’s solution is a new concept called the i-Road, which promises to offer emissions free, low-cost transportation for up to two people.
If there is any country sensitive to dependence on unfriendly oil-producing nations, it is Israel. For the Jewish nation, alternatives to oil are vital to its long-term survival hopes. So there is a lot of buzz around the incorporation of a car sharing system in Tel Aviv that could see car companies like Renault pitching a vision of an oil-free Israel.
You hear it again and again whenever you hear someone try to justify the massive new gas-guzzler they’ve just parked in their driveway. “I’d love to get something more green, but I need a big car/truck/SUV for my kids/dogs/towing.” Throw in a little petulant whine on the “need” and I’m sure it’ll seem immediately familiar. Oh, if only one of those little plug-in electric cars – you know, the ones that have enough range and trunk space to be able to handle a huge majority of our driving needs – would come free with that big gas-guzzler!
Rear-wheel drive is an important feature for me, as it is the basis for such fun automotive past times as drag racing and drifting. This next video, from UK car magazine Autocar, ask if the Renault Twizy, with its 17 horsepower electric motors, will drift.
I can’t prove it, but I just know that Suzuki’s marketers were listening to Creedence when they christened the company’s Renault Twizy-fighter they’re set to debut in Tokyo at this year’s 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. Like the Twizy (and VW’s Nils, for that matter), Suzuki’s Q seats 2 in tandem, with an adjustable rear seating […]
The IAA 2011 is fast approaching – it starts Thursday, Sept. 15th in Frankfurt and will go on until the 25th. This year, electric cars get their own display – all of Hall 4. The usual suspects – Opel Ampera, Citroen C-ZERO, Renault Twizy, Peugeot iOn and the BMW prototype i3 and i8 – will all be there. Visitors can not only get information, but sign up to test drive a variety of electric cars.
When it comes to EVs, you could argue that Renault / Nissan are the industry overdogs … and that’s exactly makes KTM’s decision to square off with Renault in direct competition all the more ridiculous.
Truth be told, I’ve never had a rental car experience. But for frequent flyers, tourists, and those who just don’t own cars, rental cars offer a bit of personal mobility for a price. Avis is one of the largest rental car companies in the world with operations in North and South America, Australia, and many other […]
[social_buttons] According to a report from Autocar UK, Renault and Mercedes are teaming up to design a new, modular small car platform that will form the basis for a new Smart Car, a new Renault City car and the upcoming Renault Twizy EV. In addition, the two companies are jointly developing new engine platforms to […]
The moment sustainable motoring has waited for has finally arrived: a full range of all-electric cars. Renault has launched the world’s first range of purely electric cars at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2009. Designed to cater for everyone from a single traveller to local commerce, via 2.5 kids family cars, it’s a revolution in […]