• Feb 26th 2009 at 9:29AM
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Renault is betting big on electric cars, or at least that's the image they're out peddling everywhere. During a press conference this week in Paris, Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn announced that the French marque will begin testing pure electric cars this year. Specifically, he said that (translated from the French), "the conditions for electric cars to exist have finally been met," and added: "We're testing an EV model this year. It's able to run for 160 km (100 miles), even with the A/C and the radio at full blast." No further details were given. Is this the model for Renault's partnership with Better Place? Is it the model they promised to build for France? Once pure electric vehicles are available, Renault predicts domestic French demand for them could reach about 400,000 cars in 2016; that's roughly 20 percent of the market.

[Source: Le Blog Auto]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      gorr - are any of your posts available in english?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This guy have finnally surrender to the martians( better place, big oil, wall streets, cia, great britain, french goverment, usa goverment, news agencies, natural ressources cartel) for the promise to f*ck in peace while suffocating the rest of the human races including vegetation, water , species, air, economics. The president of toyota did the same thing 2 years ago when he wrote for one day in their website that he will construct and sell a car able to travel from new-york to los-angeles while cleaning the fuc&en air. Since then billions of dollars have been paid in petrol use and 99.99 percent have been released in air, land and water and the .01 remaining is in gas tank waiting to be burn for moving cars forward.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That tallies with something his Renault colleague Patrick Pelata was reported as saying in this UK magazine today http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/Renault-Concepts/238404/

      And we already heard yesterday that the French company has cheekily been talking with London's Mayor about flooding the London Olympics with French electric cars in 2012.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Let's hope they make an EV that actually looks good.
        • 6 Years Ago
        More than that, let's hope they make an EV that can actually go highway speeds. No more of this 35mph crap. Tesla (and others) proved that electric cars don't have to go slowly or have terrible range. It's time for everyone else to pick up the slack.
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