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Nissan-Renault delays EV targets after “slower” sales

Nissan-Renault delays EV targets after “slower” sales

Nissan-Renault has scaled back its electric car ambitions, pushing its 1.5m global goals for worldwide EV sales to 2020 after conceding that its original 2016 target was over-ambitious. A shortage of infrastructure development to support electric vehicles is one of the key factors hamstringing their success, CEO Carlos Ghosn suggested this week, though argued that the increasing number of rivals entering the eco-friendly segment was an indication that a change was close at hand.

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Renault Kwid Concept debuts at Delhi Auto Expo 2014

Renault Kwid Concept debuts at Delhi Auto Expo 2014

At the Delhi Auto Expo, Renault has unveiled its Kwid Concept car, a snazzy little vehicle it says is aimed at young buyers and their unique needs. The design comes from Renault Design India in part, and features things like oversized wheels and clipped overhangs, all of it culminating to give the concept a "playful" and strong look at the same time.

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Renault NEXT TWO self-driving car could be on roads by 2020

Renault NEXT TWO self-driving car could be on roads by 2020

Renault has revealed its own autonomous car prototype, the NEXT TWO, a self-driving vehicle that the French company says could launch by 2020. Unlike most such concepts we've seen, such as Nissan's autonomous Leaf EV or Google's long-running project, Renault has taken a more tempered approach, aiming to take over tedious city driving and parking duties while leaving higher-speed travel to the human behind the wheel.

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Nissan Leaf, Tesla EVs to replace entire Bhutanese fleet

Nissan Leaf, Tesla EVs to replace entire Bhutanese fleet

The nation of Bhutan is seriously considering replacing all of its government-owned and -run fleet vehicles and taxis with electric vehicles. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is in ongoing discussions with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to import Nissan Leaf electric vehicles (EVs) by the handful, as well as installing charging stations throughout the grid. Tobgay has also reportedly spoken with Tesla about the same topic.

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Renault-Nissan modular car chunks could see 40% savings

Renault-Nissan modular car chunks could see 40% savings

Renault and Nissan have shown off the common car concept which the two companies expect to save up to 40-percent of new model developments, by reusing key chunks of engine, underbody, and electronic tech. The Renault-Nissan Common Module Family (CMF) consists of five key segments which, once initially developed, can be adopted across anything from compact cars to big luxury sedans, with new modules planed for SUVs, minivans, and more.

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Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept: When EVs go race-car crazy

Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept: When EVs go race-car crazy

Of everything we could've said after driving Renault's bonkers Twizy EV, "fast" probably wouldn't have been included. Turns out, we just needed to wait for the Renault Sport F1 team to breathe some guts into it, and come up with the "improbable and spectacular" (and that's in Renault's own words!) Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept, capable of the same 0-62mph speed as the company's highest-performing road car.

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Renault unveils black light loving Twin’Z concept

Renault unveils black light loving Twin’Z concept

Renault has unveiled a new concept car called the Twin'Z. The car reminds me more than a little of the Fiat 500 from some angles. However, the Renault concept car has lots of glow-in-the-dark touches and an interesting set of backdoors. The concept car is a work by Renault with British designer Ross Lovegrove.

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This Dacia is the UK’s cheapest car… and it’s not half bad

This Dacia is the UK’s cheapest car… and it’s not half bad

Drivers on a budget: Dacia wants your money, but not much of it. The Renault subsidiary has been making quiet inroads into the European market, and is now targeting the UK with a pretty straightforward premise: a car the size of a compact for the price that undercuts the cheapest supermini. Some drivers don't care about badge cachet, or halo branding, or being recognized as a high-flier at the traffic lights, Dacia argues: instead, the Sandreo is the automotive equivalent of white goods. And, with a starting price of £5,995 ($9,149) it has more than a few people interested, too. We caught up with Dacia for some time behind the wheel, and to see if cheap really does mean cheerful.

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Renault Twizy: We drive the bonkers moon-buggy EV

Renault Twizy: We drive the bonkers moon-buggy EV

This ain't your daddy's Tesla. In fact, the Renault Twizy is arguably the antithesis of the Model S: eye-catching where the Tesla is discrete; cheap where the electric sedan is expensive. Intended for city driving and the sort of short trips where nippy and straightforward are the key factors, the Twizy also manages to be a whole lot of fun, albeit with a couple of caveats (and preferably a pair of gloves). We raised our eco-cred with a Twizy blast around the urban jungle.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance opens new Silicon Valley research center

Renault-Nissan Alliance opens new Silicon Valley research center

Automakers Nissan and Renault formed an alliance called the Renault-Nissan Alliance and opened a US research center in 2011. The two automakers have now announced that they have expanded their presence in Silicon Valley with the opening of a new advanced research center. The automakers say that initially the new research center will focus on autonomous driving and connected cars.

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