renault

Ford, Daimler and Renault-Nissan team on fuel-cell cars by 2017

Ford, Daimler and Renault-Nissan team on fuel-cell cars by 2017

Ford, Daimler AG, and the Renault-Nissan alliance will jointly a develop a fuel-cell system for eco-conscious motoring, with the first mass-market, "affordable" model tipped for 2017. The pact - which follows a similar agreement by BMW and Toyota, also concerning fuel-cell technology - will see a single fuel-cell stack and system that will form the basis of a new range of cars from each marque, with the same underlying technology rebranded to suit different consumer segments.

Continue Reading

Renault Alpine on road by 2015 with Miata-style driving focus

Renault Alpine on road by 2015 with Miata-style driving focus

Renault's first Alpine sports car will arrive before the end of 2015 the company says, as much as two years ahead of the initial schedule, and promising a driving experience roughly in line with a Mazda Miata. The project - a joint effort between Renault and Caterham announced back in November - will not "betray the DNA of Alpine" Renault marketing chief Stephen Norman told Autocar, saying that the car "must be light and look different, and have a touch of French dash."

Continue Reading

Qualcomm Halo: Inside the tech of the world’s largest wireless car charging trial

Qualcomm Halo: Inside the tech of the world’s largest wireless car charging trial

Wireless charging has made headlines in recent weeks, but a new Qualcomm Halo trial kicking off in the UK is targeting the devices that live in your garage rather than in your pocket. Just as Google's Nexus 4 and Nokia's Lumia 920 each support wireless charging, rejuicing via simple desk pads rather than the fumble of slotting in a microUSB cable, so chip and wireless specialist Qualcomm sees the future of electric and hybrid urban mobility being wire-free. There's a big difference, though, between a fifty buck charging plate for your phone and a way of cutting the cord for electric vehicles and potentially opening up the road as a dynamic power highway. SlashGear caught up with Qualcomm and some select partners to find out what makes Halo special, and why it's just as much at home on a 200mph racing car as it is your city runabout.

Continue Reading

Alpine resurrected: Renault and Caterham promise “distinctive” sportscars in 3-4 years

Alpine resurrected: Renault and Caterham promise “distinctive” sportscars in 3-4 years

Renault and Caterham have announced a partnership to create a new Alpine sportscar, resurrecting the iconic brand and hopefully translating concepts such as the Alpine A110-50 to the road. The deal, which will see the creation of The Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham in January 2013, could have sports tires on tarmac within the space of 3-4 years, though details of what exactly will bear the abandoned Alpine badge are currently couched in mystery.

Continue Reading

Renault relents: Twizy EV finally gets windows

Renault relents: Twizy EV finally gets windows

Renault's electric-powered Twizy city car has gained an set of windows ahead of the winter, an unusual option for what's already an oddball vehicle. The twin-seater EV - which sits driver and passenger in a line, rather than side by side - usually lacks anything on the sides beyond a simple safety bar that hinges across the door. That may be practical for sunnier climates, but those facing a wet winter were unsurprisingly less convinced, and so Renault has some optional windows.

Continue Reading

Daimler and Renault-Nissan duo on eco-gas engine and more

Daimler and Renault-Nissan duo on eco-gas engine and more

Car manufacturers aren't betting the farm on all-electric and hybrid cars; gas engines are still going to be around for a while, and Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-owner Daimler plan to squeeze the very best out of them. A freshly inked collaboration between the firms will see them double up on a new, turbocharged powerplant that - despite using gas not hydrogen fuel-cells or batteries - will deliver "a significant improvement in fuel economy as well as low emissions."

Continue Reading

Renault Alpine A110-50 takes on Alps and inspiration

Renault Alpine A110-50 takes on Alps and inspiration

When it comes to performance cars and heritage, it's not just Italian marques that have all the history: Renault has some pretty impressive cars in its garage too. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Renault Alpine A110 "Berlinette", the French company created a new concept, the Alpine A110-50, and sent old car and new galloping around the Alps in a breathtaking short film you can see after the cut.

Continue Reading

Renault unveils Alpine A110-50 concept car

Renault unveils Alpine A110-50 concept car

Want to see a new concept car that looks extremely cool? Of course you do. Renault has officially unveiled the Alpine A110-50 concept car at the Monaco Grand Prix. Renault reportedly didn’t want to design a retro looking car and has instead taken some design cues from the Renault DeZir first seen in 2010. The car will house a 24-valve V6 engine underneath the hood which is capable of producing 400 horsepower and 311 foot pounds of torque.

Continue Reading

1 2