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2008-10-18
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Euro NCAP is to tighten its testing procedure for 2009.
2008-07-09
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At the annual Bibendum Challenge, the Logan Renault eco² concept covered a 172.2-km test route in China on 4.69 L of diesel fuel for an average consumption of 2.72 L/100 km, complemented by carbon dioxide emissions of 71 g/km.
2008-03-31
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The design software tools that have changed the development cycle are now revamping the way prototype proposals are analyzed by executives, who now view virtual movies rather than scouring over clay mockups. Renault is using these visualization tools to boost the number of new models it introduces.
2011-11-11
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Both refrigerants are blends, normally not favored by the automotive industry. But both are likely to cost much less than R-1234yf, the current industry choice for a low-global-warming refrigerant. And one, AC-6, is far less flammable.
2009-09-22
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Carlos Ghosn, Chief Executive of Renault and head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, revealed four electric concept vehicles at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, each of which he says will make it to production within the next four years
2011-03-16
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A consortium coordinated by Better Place and including Renault, Continental, Ernst & Young, TÜV Rheinland, KEMA, and five leading European institutions announced on March 2 formal approval from the European Commission of an R&D program on battery swapping.
2011-06-02
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In what it claims is the largest such installation in the automotive industry, Renault will build enough solar roof panels at its France assembly plants to provide a year's worth of electrical power for a town of 15,000 people.
2010-10-22
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Electric cars were central to the Renault booth at the Paris Show, with the Zoe Preview and DeZir Preview concepts unveiled by Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn.
2010-10-22
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The Townpod concept from Nissan shares its electric-drivetrain architecture with the forthcoming production Leaf and, therefore, has many similarities with Renault’s electric vehicles and concepts shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
2009-05-08
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The light-metal RB rim by Dezent supports the design of sporty compact and midsize vehicles.
2008-07-29
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When Renault revealed its Laguna Coupe concept, it was clear that it was a potentially serious production design. Now, the company has announced the production version and stated that it will make its first public appearance in September.
2008-10-13
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As would be expected of a major French manufacturer, Renault had a major presence at the Paris Motor Show. Its new-generation five-door Mégane—redesigned without the distinctive rear "opera window" styling of the previous version—was joined by a handsome three-door Mégane Coupe.
2008-10-14
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Renault unit Dacia showed a new version of its Logan MCV (multi-convivial vehicle) at the Paris Motor Show in October. Initially launched in October 2006, the updated version will go on sale in Europe beginning in November without a price increase for entry-level units in most countries.
2008-11-16
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Lithium-ion-cell designs reduce size and weight compared to the battery technologies now being used in hybrid vehicles, but their costs remain higher than alternatives already in high volume. Battery researchers are examining ­every aspect of their materials and processes to make lithium technologies more cost-effective.
2010-03-01
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With only 230 out of 1000 citizens of Russia owning a vehicle, Renault sees a huge upside to that country's market potential. That is why, in part, despite dismal 2009 sales in Russia, the company recently expanded production capacity at its Avtoframos plant in Moscow from 80,000 to 160,000 per year.
2010-03-04
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Nissan unveiled two new B-segment cars at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show: the Juke, based on the Qazana concept shown at Geneva in 2009, and the new Micra. The Juke joins the growing number of small crossover models available with a four-wheel-drive option. Its all-wheel-drive system features torque-vectoring technology.
2010-04-07
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Aftermarket equipment and components for disabled or mobility-limited car passengers are widely available, but Renault is introducing what it believes is Europe’s first original-equipment front swivel passenger seat. Designed to enhance entrance and egress, the seat is an option on the New Clio.
2010-04-07
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Matchmaking between car companies and utilities is getting hot and heavy as automakers prepare to deliver ever-increasing numbers of full and partial electric vehicles to market. Recent examples include Renault-Nissan of France and Acciona of Spain signing an agreement under which the latter will develop an intelligent charging network, provide associated services, and supply electricity produced from renewable sources while Nissan will ensure that the network is compatible with electric vehicles and their navigation systems.
2010-05-10
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Alongside a new version of its Megané convertible, Renault debuted the Wind two-seat roadster at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The car signals a new market segment for the French car manufacturer and also features an innovative Webasto roof system that shares much in common with a Ferrari model, according to the car’s product director, Pascal Cohen.
2009-04-30
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Renault underlined its medium to long-term powertrain strategy in addition to introducing several models at the recent Geneva Motor Show.
2016-01-20
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System offers fast response and eliminates piston drag, but hydraulic output to front wheels is still needed for larger cars.
2016-11-14
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Conti’s 48-V system will be standard equipment on both gasoline and diesel versions of the Scenic Hybrid Assist model. It is the first of multiple 48-V production announcements coming over the next few years.
2016-10-20
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Leveraging junior racing to interest youngsters in engineering careers gets a boost in Europe as Renault launches a UK Clio Cup Junior Championship for 2017.
2014-11-13
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A Ford safety application took the grand prize at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Innovation Awards gala on November 12 in Livonia, MI.
2014-01-22
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Software company rFactor Pro developed software for a major F1 team to overcome the problem of driver-in-the-loop simulator dynamics reaction lag (latency); now it is cascading the solution into production vehicle simulators.
2013-09-24
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Renault unveiled the Initiale Paris concept at Frankfurt, designed as a replacement model for the Renault Espace and also to show Renault’s thinking for future high-end vehicles.
2013-12-10
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Currently just an importer, Renault will develop and build vehicles in China under a joint venture with Dongfeng that on Dec. 5 was officially approved by the Chinese federal government. According to a very brief Renault press release on the joint venture, "With the support of both Dongfeng Motor and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, stakeholders of both sides will push forward close cooperation in every sector, notably research and development, purchasing, manufacturing, and marketing."
2014-10-15
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It is 30 years since Renault invented the large European MPV with the original five or seven-seat Espace. The latest Espace, launched at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, revealed a departure from traditional monospace MPV design with a crossover format, claims the company, based closely on the Initiale concept shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show a year ago.
2014-10-08
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The model-based systems engineering approach allows Renault to evaluate, throughout the development phases, the key attributes of the complete vehicle including the engine, transmission, actuators, and chassis.
2013-02-25
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Although German carmakers express concern over R-1234yf safety, others remain nominally committed. But work on AC6 blend (R-445A) continues, and R-744 (carbon dioxide as a refrigerant) is back in the picture. The industry also faces preparation for challenges from new EPA AC17 drive cycle that measures A/C fuel consumption for future CAFE credits.
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