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2018 Renault Zoe R110 revealed

Renault has slotted a more powerful electric motor into its little electric hatch, creating the new Zoe R110. The new motor is the same size as the outgoing R90 unit, but produces 12kW more power, bumping its output to a lofty 80kW...

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Opel Corsa EV confirmed for 2020
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Opel Corsa EV confirmed for 2020

Opel has confirmed the next-generation Corsa will be offered with an all-electric powertrain. In a statement released to European press, the company confirmed a pure-electric hatch will follow the regular Corsa, expected to launch in 2019. All versions will be built in Zaragoza, Spain – the first PSA Group facility to produce a pure-electric Opel or Vauxhall model...


Renault Zoe to get power bump in Geneva - report
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Renault Zoe to get power bump in Geneva - report

An updated Renault Zoe is expected to debut at the Geneva motor show next month, complete with a slight power bump. In a new report by Autocar, an unnamed source says the new Zoe 'R110' will get an 80kW electric motor – up from the current 68kW – though it's unclear whether the current 250-mile (402km) range claim will be boosted too...


Renault obstacle-avoidance technology "as good as professional test drivers"
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Renault obstacle-avoidance technology "as good as professional test drivers"

Renault has demonstrated its latest autonomous driving systems, including obstacle avoidance technology "as good as professional test drivers". The systems are a product of the Renault Open Innovation Lab, focused on improving active safety and autonomous driving systems within the broader 'Groupe Renault...


CarAdvice podcast 72: 'It's People Like Us' director, Eva Orner
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CarAdvice podcast 72: 'It's People Like Us' director, Eva Orner

On this week's show is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, LDV confirms an off-road T60, Dyson's EV has been confirmed for a 2020 launch, the MG GS gets China's first ANCAP five-star rating, Tesla Model X door opens automatically and gets torn off by a passing truck, Toyota is still the best car company in brand value list, Renault Zoe and Kangoo EV pricing has been confirmed for Australia and 2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon pricing and specs have been released...


Renault Zoe, Kangoo EV pricing confirmed for Australia
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Renault Zoe, Kangoo EV pricing confirmed for Australia

More than seven years since it first hit the world stage, the all-electric Renault Zoe hatch is now officially confirmed for Australia - and its cargo-hauling buddy the Kangoo ZE will finally also be available to local buyers. This announcement follows the story that CarAdvice broke in early August, confirming Australian government approval for local sales of the Zoe - a sure sign that Renault had at last committed to bringing its popular little EV to Oz...


CarAdvice podcast 65: VACC boss talks on Australia's automotive industry report
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CarAdvice podcast 65: VACC boss talks on Australia's automotive industry report

Mike Costello joins Mandy Turner this week to cover the biggest car news of the week. Mazda is launching compression-ignition in 2019 and has announced autonomous tech plans. Meanwhile, Mazda and Toyota have bought shares in each other, and announced a joint US factory...


Renault Zoe: Australian launch imminent with two variants coming
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Renault Zoe: Australian launch imminent with two variants coming

While Renault remains stubbornly quiet on the topic, we can reveal that the Renault Zoe launch is now imminent, with the vehicle recently listed on a government vehicle guide. As revealed by CarAdvice in June, Renault's local arm has gone through the motions of registering the Zoe with Australian government regulatory bodies - a sure sign of intent to bring the little electric hatch to our market...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice podcast 55: How is traffic flow monitored? We talk to the NSW Transport Management Centre
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CarAdvice podcast 55: How is traffic flow monitored? We talk to the NSW Transport Management Centre

Paul Maric returns! Joining him is Mandy and James Ward, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week. The 2018 Renault Megane RS side profile has been leaked, pricing and specs for the 2017 Honda CR-V are out, the Renault Zoe could be coming to Australia, Ford Focus RS Option Pack adds some goodies, Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’ one-off debuts in Italy, and a study finds EVs to be cheaper than regular cars by 2025...


Renault Zoe: Australian launch hinted at as new government approval details surface — UPDATE
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Renault Zoe: Australian launch hinted at as new government approval details surface — UPDATE

UPDATE 31/05: We heard back from Renault Australia and the latest is that there is no confirmation of the model for Australia. Renault Australia insists that it's pro-EV, but the local market isn't EV friendly at the moment. We are still under the impression that wasting money on a vehicle registration wouldn't be beneficial unless there was a serious intent to launch the product locally...


Renault Zoe e-Sport concept unveiled in Geneva
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Renault Zoe e-Sport concept unveiled in Geneva

The Renault Zoe e-Sport sports car concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Although the design is clearly related to the showroom-spec Zoe, the e-Sport has a tubular steel chassis used by Renault Sport for hill climb and ice races, and its exterior body panels are crafted from carbon-fibre...


Next Nissan Leaf to be priced at Pulsar level, platform shared with Mitsubishi, Renault - report
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Next Nissan Leaf to be priced at Pulsar level, platform shared with Mitsubishi, Renault - report

The next-generation Nissan Leaf will have its underpinnings shared with both Nissan's alliance partners, Renault and Mitsubishi. Last week, Arnaud Deboeuf, senior vice president of Renault-Nissan BV, confirmed to Automotive News that the next-generation versions of the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf will ride on a common platform and share key components, including electric motors...


Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe to share new EV platform
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Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe to share new EV platform

The next-generation Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe EV will be built upon a common platform. Arnaud Deboeuf, senior vice president of Renault-Nissan BV; the strategic management unit of the transnational alliance, has confirmed with industry journal Automotive News that the next-gen versions of both electric vehicles will share common underpinnings and electric motors...


2017 Renault Zoe removes last "psychological barrier" to electric vehicles
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2017 Renault Zoe removes last "psychological barrier" to electric vehicles

Renault's all-electric city car, the Renault Zoe, has been relaunched at the Paris motor show with double its range, thanks to a newly developed 'ZE.40' battery. The new unit has added 200km to the Zoe's range, meaning it now has a total range of 400km. But don't expect it to hit Australian roads any time soon...


Renault-Nissan notches 250,000 EV sales
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Renault-Nissan notches 250,000 EV sales

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has now sold in excess of 250,000 electric vehicles in four-and-a-half years, since inception. The alliance between the French and Japanese titans reached the milestone a few weeks ago. Between the two brands, it accounts for half of the EVs sold worldwide. Sales are growing, too...


Renault Next Two autonomous prototype : self-driving car set for 2020 debut
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Renault Next Two autonomous prototype : self-driving car set for 2020 debut

Buyers keen on using no fuel and expending none of their own energy while commuting will likely be excited by the Renault Next Two prototype. The French brand's new Zoe EV-based hatchback test car is described by Renault as its vision of "an autonomous electric vehicle for the year 2020"...


Renault not fazed by Better Place liquidation announcement
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Renault not fazed by Better Place liquidation announcement

Renault has acknowledged the decision of electric vehicle network provider Better Place to file for liquidation, but says the move will not negatively impact its own electric vehicle strategy...


Renault Zoe cabriolet: open-air EV tests the water on Facebook
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Renault Zoe cabriolet: open-air EV tests the water on Facebook

An image depicting a Renault Zoe cabriolet has appeared on the French brand's dedicated electric vehicle Facebook page. While it looks convincing, the image is a computer generation created by a fan of the zero-emission Zoe city car, rather than a revelation of the next phase of Renault's EV expansion...


2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced
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2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced

The finalists for the 2013 World Car of the Year awards have been announced with some familiar names set to battle it out for this year's title. Covering four categories - Car of the Year, Performance Car of the Year, Green Car of the Year and Car Design of the Year - the awards encompass a wide range of vehicles from the fast and beautiful to the efficient and practical...