Renault could bring a cheap EV to China soon. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has indicated that affordability is the key to EV adoption in the Chinese market, and Renault engineer Gérard Detourbet has been spending much of his time there. Detourbet recently brought a popular, affordable car – the Renault Kwid – to market in India, and is thought to be bringing his low-complexity-equals-low-cost formula to EV manufacturing in Donfeng Renault's Wuhan plant. Read more at Hybrid Cars.
California has issued self-driving vehicle testing permits to Valeo and Wheego. The permit allows a company to test an autonomous vehicle without a driver, steering wheel, brake pedal, or accelerator at specific, private business parks at speeds of up to 35 mph. Parts supplier Valeo has previously tested its Cruise4U autonomous test car in Paris. Wheego and Valeo bring the number of autonomous test permits in California up to 17. Read more at Hybrid Cars.