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The ZOE goes on sale in France with a record driving range of 400km NEDC

A pioneer in electric mobility and the market leader for electric vehicles in Europe, Renault is innovating again. The brand is offering its customers an unprecedented 400km NEDC driving range (300km in real conditions) by fitting ZOE, the top-selling electric car in France and Europe, with a new ZE 40 battery.

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Why hot chocolate fans will love the Nissan LEAF at Davos this month
At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking the Nissan LEAF is just a car, albeit something of a pioneer. It is, after all, the world’s favourite electric car, one that can get you from A to B comfortably and safely without any tailpipe emissions. 
 
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10
SEP
2015
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

New 2016 Nissan LEAF in US gets longer range

New 2016 Nissan LEAF in US gets longer range
Nissan today introduced the 2016 all-electric LEAF with an available 30 kWh battery that provides an EPA-estimated best-in-class* range of 107** miles – a 27-percent increase over the previous 24 kWH battery. The new battery is standard for LEAF SV and LEAF SL models. The 2016 model also offers an enhanced IT system that is more user-friendly and gives drivers greater vehicle connectivity.
 
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Liquid battery electrodes promise increased range and reduced costs

Researchers in the U.S.A are developing liquid battery electrodes that could significantly increase the range of EVs, while also reducing charging times and costs. In theory, a car with such a battery could travel up to 800 km (500 miles) on a full charge.

The U.S. government-backed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) is funding a number of projects to explore the potential of liquid electrodes. Researchers are particularly interested in developing high-performance "rechargeable fuel" batteries.

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Nissan develops world first analysis technique for better li-ion battery durability
Can the battery performance of electric vehicles be improved by observing electrons? Nissan sought an answer to this question through an advanced research project in partnership with universities in Japan. The result: Nissan Motor Company and its affiliate Nissan Arc Ltd. today announced the development of the world's first analysis method that enables direct observation of electron activity in the cathode material of lithium ion batteries during charging and discharging. Applying this analysis technique to future research and design of battery materials could enable Nissan researchers to develop high-capacity and high-durability batteries that may extend the driving distance of zero emission EVs and improve their durability.
 
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28
MAY
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

0 - 100,000 in three years - and counting

0 - 100,000 in three years - and counting

Since 2011, more than 100,000 battery and plug-in electric vehicles have been sold in America. That’s some performance… especially as fewer than 20,000 were sold in that first year as the country’s car drivers took their tentative first steps towards embracing this new technology.

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22
NOV
2010
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Economies boost outlook for EV profitability

Economies boost outlook for EV profitability

Cost has always been one of the major stumbling blocks to bringing electric vehicles to market. The cars are expensive to develop and the battery packs are a complex new technology (at this scale and performance) and currently more expensive to build than traditional internal combustion engines. As a consequence, electric vehicles have either been high-priced niche products or limited production concept vehicles. Our objective has always been for the price of our zero-emission vehicles to be at the same purchase price as a comparable gasoline or diesel engined vehicle.

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