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Robert Llewellyn, one of our favourite EV enthusiasts, takes a ride in our Renault Twizy

Robert Llewellyn is an English actor, blogger, presenter, writer… but did you know he was also a true EV enthusiast? And we are big fans of his. He’s test-driving our Renault Twizy and thinks it’s “pretty cool”…

Check out his video.

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17
APR
2012
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

CEO Unplugged: Nissan’s Battery Business

CEO Unplugged: Nissan’s Battery Business

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke with the Global Media Center about EV batteries and development of energy storage solutions during a recent trip to the Zama plant in Kanagawa prefecture.

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Thierry Koskas on the Renault & Nissan EVs that are driving zero-emission motoring

Thierry Koskas, Renault Program Director for Electric Vehicles and a member of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, tells The New Economy about the successful new models that are driving zero-emission motoring. Nissan has sold more than 27,000 LEAFs since launching the family hatchback in December 2010, and Renault has already taken more than 5,000 orders for its new EVs since they launched late last year.

Koskas also explains the changes making electric vehicles more appealing and accessible, and the behaviours they're set to change forever.

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Stunning zero-emission concept from Infiniti personifies automotive sophistication in New York

The luxury electric vehicle has landed – star of the New York International Auto Show is the Infiniti LE. Officially it’s still a concept but Infiniti admits that a production version of the sleek zero-emission sedan will hit the streets within the next two years “in near-similar form”.

Like the stunning Infiniti EMERG-E range-extender sports concept that wowed the Geneva Motor Show, the LE Concept combines a sweeping aerodynamic body – with a Cd figure of just 0.25 – with an elegant interior, inspired driving dynamics and advanced next-generation technology. The difference, of course, is that the LE is a 100 per cent pure electric vehicle.

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29
JAN
2012
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Live from the Alliance Cocoa Hut

Live from the Alliance Cocoa Hut

The hardiest soul in Davos is Lu Ying. She’s been outside the Hub Pavilion for the last five days, wrapped up against the freezing temperatures to dish out free warming cups of hot chocolate to passers-by.

The hob keeping the chocolate on the boil is powered by renewable energy supplied by Nissan LEAF – it’s the first time the innovative LEAF-to-Home technology has been demonstrated in Europe.

Lu tells us that everyone who’s sampled a cup loves the idea… find out more in her video

 

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25
JAN
2012
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

On a charge with Renault Fluence Z.E.

On a charge with Renault Fluence Z.E.

Europe’s newest production electric vehicle, the Renault Fluence Z.E., is taking a starring role in Davos, Switzerland.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has two examples of the stylish zero emission sedan running around the snow-covered streets, offering test drives to the legion of world leaders, top businessmen and opinion formers gathered in the town for the 2012 World Economic Forum.

The Renault Fluence Z.E., which has just gone on sale in Europe alongside the Renault Kangoo Z.E. - International Van of the Year 2012 -, is a well equipped and roomy four-door sedan with space for five adults and their luggage.

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25
JAN
2012
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Hot stuff from Nissan LEAF!

Hot stuff from Nissan LEAF!

The sun might be shining but the snow is lying deep and crisp and even. And the mercury has fallen to -4 degrees C. What better way to warm up than with a mug of hot chocolate… especially when it’s heated using renewable electricity?

The Cocoa Hut at the Hub Pavilion in Davos, Switzerland, is proving a magnet for passers by, all keen to sample the latest innovation from the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

LEAF-to-home technology reverses the Nisan LEAF’s usual energy flow by using power stored in the car’s batteries to drive domestic appliances.

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24
JAN
2012
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Nissan LEAF – More than just a car

Nissan LEAF – More than just a car

Nissan LEAF, the award-winning pure electric vehicle, can do a great deal more than get you from A to B producing zero emissions as it goes. It can even power your house.

Nissan has developed technology that allows Nissan LEAF to provide electricity to a domestic dwelling, powering everything from lighting to laptops and heating to cooking. You could even do your ironing ‘powered-by-LEAF’!

Called LEAF-to-Home, the system harnesses the power saved in a fully charged Nissan LEAF battery – about 24kWH – to run a typical home for up to two days in the event of an emergency such as a power blackout.

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The Nissan LEAF proves slick in wintry test drives in northern Japan

Jan. 20 — Shibetsu, Hokkaido — Auto journalists put the all-electric Nissan LEAF through its paces on three powdery test courses in Shibetsu, Hokkaido, this week, in the freezing temperatures of northern Japan.

Some 230 meters above sea level, media gathered to assess the LEAF’s driving performance and handling in extreme weather conditions, icing any concerns that wintry weather could drastically reduce battery performance.

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10
JAN
2012
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Nissan 100% Electric Van Concept Debuts at Detroit Auto Show

Nissan 100% Electric Van Concept Debuts at Detroit Auto Show

The innovative Nissan e-NV200 Concept makes its world debut at the 2012 North American Auto Show in Detroit and serves as more evidence of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s leadership position in the zero-emission auto market. Based on the popular Nissan NV200 multi-usage vehicle, which is available in Japan, Europe and China, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept previews a near-future production version of a full electric vehicle. It is designed to provide businesses or families with flexible, roomy interior space, while achieving a dramatic CO2 footprint reduction.

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