Friday, October 30, 2009

EVs mass market: Renault's electric stars - Auto Express tests Renault's revolutionary electric car line-up TNR.v, CZX.v, SQM, ROC, FMC, WLC.v, CLQ.v,

"We believe that marketing budget for promotion of Nissan Leaf-Electric-Car will match in its ambition amount of money spent on development - 5.5 billion USD according to Bloomberg article below. The electric car is real. It's here - Stated at Wharton Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn: 'Now Is the Time for the Electric Car'. We can expect now a serious push in the market place educating consumers on green mobility revolution and zero emission choice available on a mass market scale in the nearest future. This interest should translate in healthy investment flow into strategic commodities like Lithium and REE."
THE electric cars of tomorrow are here… and Auto Express has driven them! Following on from their debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, we’ve put Renault’s new zero-emission models through their paces.From the Twizy four-wheeled scooter to the Zoe electric supermini and the Fluence – a more conventional Megane-sized family saloon – there’s something for everyone, and although each car is a concept at the moment, they point the way to actual models that will appear in showrooms from 2011. Renault and Alliance partner Nissan have made a big commitment to electric transport, already investing 4bn euros in the project, and developing their own lithium-ion batteries. Each model will cost no more than the equivalent petrol car, and Renault/Nissan is working with the UK government to set up a charging infrastructure. Make no mistake, the electric dream will very soon become reality!
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