Renault-Nissan Alliance Cumulative Electric Vehicle Sales Approach 500,000

Renault-Nissan Alliance, after the acquisition of Mitsubishi, is now approaching 500,000 cumulative all-electric car sales – more than any other automotive group. At the end of June 2017, the Alliance counter stands at 481,151 units (some 130,000 more than year ago). The biggest impact on the number comes from the Nissan LEAF and Renault ZOE.

Electric cars charging in Milton Keynes (Image: T. Larkum)

Electric Cars to Test Drive at the Experience Centre – How Many Can You Name?

There weren’t cars only on display inside the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC) at the launch. There were also a large number charging up outside, presumably getting ready for test drives for the public for the opening the next day. The large numbers and broad range of EVs available was impressive. How about a quick

Renault Zoe becomes first EV pool car for Slough Council

Slough Borough Council has purchased three Renault Zoe EV vehicles as staff pool cars. The purchase follows Slough Borough Council’s ‘journey to clean air’ initiative, as part of its low emissions strategy. The pool car scheme is part of Slough’s wider fleet challenge programme, providing ‘environmentally friendly’ solutions for staff travel to meetings, site inspections

Lyft’s autonomous electric vehicles will run on 100% renewable energy

One of the leading on-demand ridesharing companies has committed to charging its forthcoming autonomous electric vehicle fleet with electricity from renewable sources. One of the promises of services such as Lyft and Uber (which are called ridesharing platforms but are more like dispatchers for freelance taxis) is that they will reduce the need for car

Lyft and nuTonomy are deploying a fleet of self-driving electric cars in the US

The ride-sharing platform Lyft has been quite active through partnerships in the self-driving space. It took an important $500 million from GM to work with them on the deployment of autonomous cars in their fleet. They also announced a similar deal with Alphabet’s Waymo last month. Now they announce another partnership with a self-driving car