12
AUG
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Restoring peace to Versailles

Restoring peace to Versailles
The tranquillity and beauty of the gardens of France’s Château de Versailles, just outside Paris, have always been disturbed by traffic noise.
 
Four hundred years ago it was the clip-clop of horses’ hooves and the rumble of wooden wheels from the carriages they pulled. And until recently it was the hum of the internal combustion engine and the buzz of car and van exhausts.
 
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Sustainable mobility takes to the water with the 1st World Electric Boat Summit
The launch of the 1st World Electric Boat Summit is proof that electric vehicles are not just confined to the road: they are also taking to the water. Scheduled to be held on the 10th and 11th of October in Nice, France, the summit has been named PlugBoat, and reflects the growing interest in electric boat transportation.
 
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07
AUG
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Making EV charge points more visible

Making EV charge points more visible
Finding the nearest electric vehicle charging point in France – and eventually right across Europe – is about to get much easier. A number of stakeholder companies, including Renault, electricity company EDF and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), have got together to form GIREVE SA.
 
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05
AUG
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Britain's brave new world

Britain's brave new world

On the face of it, things won’t be so different a little over 15 years from now. According to Zero Carbon Britain – Rethinking the future, a report just published by the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) we will still be driving to work, eating meat for dinner and taking long haul flights round the globe.

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02
AUG
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

New fast-charging stations at IKEA help extend the French network

New fast-charging stations at IKEA help extend the French network

Electric vehicle owners in France now have around 100 more charging points in urban areas, following a partnership between Nissan and the Swedish retailer IKEA.

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01
AUG
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Twizy shows its summer chic on the French Riviera

Twizy shows its summer chic on the French Riviera
The Twizy has entered the summer spirit in the French resort of Saint-Tropez, where thirty of Renault's all-electric quadricycles have been decorated in the red and white colours of the town.
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31
JUL
2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Driverless LEAF heads onto the UK highways

Driverless LEAF heads onto the UK highways

Back in February we told you about RobotCar, a Nissan LEAF capable of driving around the grounds of the University of Oxford all by itself.

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Three-year trial in UK underlines key role of EVs in reducing urban pollution

A three-year trial in the north-east of England has found that electric vehicles will have an essential role to play in reducing urban pollution and improving quality of life.

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Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi agree to joint development of charging infrastructure for PHVs, PHEVs and EVs in Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation jointly announced their agreement to work together to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles (PHVs, PHEVs, EVs) and build a charging network service that offers more convenience to drivers in Japan. 

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New US-Canada charging corridor opens long distance travel to EV drivers

The long distances often involved in travelling across North America will pose no challenge to EV users in Vermont and Quebec, following the installation of a 138-mile (222km) charging corridor between Burlington and Montreal. 

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