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Industrial Spies Discovered Inside Renault – The Electric Car War Just Got Dirty

Renault’s CEO Carlos Ghosn has said he has a multitude of evidence to support charges of industrial espionage within Renault regarding the future of their electric car program. 3 executives have been charged with corruption, industrial espionage, breach of trust and theft. The 3 (now fired) executives have denied any wrongdoing. Lanjut →

The Stunningly Beautiful Renault DeZir – Unleashed In Paris

Renault quite clearly told their automotive design team that they had carte blanche┬áto build anything they liked, the design team seem to have misheard them however and thought they said “build a red spaceship for Batman”. Not that we’re complaining. This car is so ahead of its time it makes the future look mouldy. Renault gave the DeZir (pronounced “desire”) a 100% electric drive-train that produces 157hp and gets the car from 0-60 in about 5 seconds. Lanjut →

The Renault DeZir

Renault have pulled the canvas sheets off their new concept car, the DeZir (pronounced: Desire), and have announced plans to present the car at this year’s Paris Motorshow. The DeZir is a 100% electric vehicle and uses the same battery system as the Nissan Leaf with the addition of a 148bhp mid-mounted electric motor to propel the car to a top speed of 112mph. This is the car that

Renault has said embodies their new design language so expect to see future Renault cars borrowing design elements from the car, such as the distinctive front grill (probably not the rear-opening scissor doors and mores the pity). Lanjut →

The Renault Fluence Z.E.

Renault is currently taking reservations for the 2012 Renault Fluence Z.E., an all electric car designed to compete with the Nissan Leaf. Initially Renault is hoping to sell 100,000 units in Israel and Denmark, not sure why these two countries were chosen but we are assured that Renault is aiming to sell to the greater EU and North America before 2015. Pricing details of the Fluence are not yet public however Renault have made it clear that they will be adopting the same strategy as Nissan by selling the car to customers but maintaining ownership of the battery systems and leasing them to Fluence owners for a monthly fee. Lanjut →

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