My bad, admits Renault's F1 racing chief to Red Bull. If the one-time kings manage to win any races this year, it won't be on account of their engines, because the French manufacturer cut corners in its development and will need some time to catch up.
When You Talk To The Fans, You Find People Who Are Loving EVs
We spent the day wandering around the Formula E debut in Miami, watching the many fast cars and wondering what the many fans thought about these electric speed demons. Turns out, people like fast things.
A Renault exec indicates the French brand is hard at work on yet another revival of Alpine. A lightweight, two-seat sports car could be ready as soon as 2016, and a whole lineup of vehicles is planned, including a hybrid.
Nissan Dealership Opens Six Fast Chargers; NY Considers Biodiesel In Heating Oil
NVIDIA founder Jen-Hsun Huang interviews Elon Musk about autonomous cars. ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally for EVs takes place March 20 through 22. Bellevue Nissan in Seattle opens six fast chargers. New York considers a two-percent biodiesel mandate for heating oil.
MotorWeek's Retro Review series finds treasure in the archives with a look at the entire 1983 AMC lineup, including the models from Jeep and Renault. This was just a few years before the company was sold to Chrysler.
Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko reveals that discussions are currently taking place to have Renault forge a closer relationship with Scuderia Toro Rosso, potentially even leading to a complete buyout.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said that he welcomes Apple entering the EV market during his Mobile World Congress keynote because more acceptance of the models helps every automaker in the segment. He also updated suggested a slightly longer timeline to get autonomous vehicles on the road.
Renault hasn't run its own F1 team for a few years now, consigned to selling engines to Red Bull. But the latest word is the French company could get back in the game by buying another team in the near future.