Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lithium Drive: Electric Revolution: Renault announces order for over 15,000 Kango Z.E EVs by 19 companies ilc.v, tnr.v, czx.v, rm.v, lmr.v, abn.v, asm.v, btt.v, bva.v, bvg.v, epz.v, fst.v, gbn.v, hao.v, jnn.v, ks.v, ktn.v, kxm.v, mgn, mxr.v,, svb, ura.v,,,

  Renault has promised us The Electric Revolution and now Kangoo Z.E. EV is launched at all Renault dealerships all across the France. We have expected more mass media attention in Europe, but event went quite low profile. Europe Kangoo EV launch is next and later Renault Fluence Z.E. will be coming out.
  The real revolution can be coming in the recently announced numbers of Renault Kangoo orders - 15,637 models have been ordered and it is compare to the Nissan Leaf world-wide sales of just above 7k units and GM Volt which are still below 4k. Even more impressive is the order from Better Place for Renault Fluence Z.E. for 115,000 electric cars! This is the way to move forward in electric space and we will monitor the delivery progress here.
  We are wondering what has happen with the massive GE order for GM Volts?

Lithium Drive: All-electric Renault Fluence Z.E. saloon delivers quiet and relaxed zero-emissions driving at a sensible price

  "Renault talks about The Electric Revolution in 3 days and we think that Renault business model with lease of the lithium batteries will be the game changer in the electric cars market space. Can Europe lead the way in the electric cars space? By all means - if you consider the price of gas at over $8 per gallon in UK now."


Renault says “world’s first affordable 100% electric van” a massive hit

By Gavin Conway on October 28, 2011

No fewer than 19 French companies have placed orders for 15,637 Kangoo Van Z.E. pure electric vehicles. La Poste, which plumped for 10,000 of the Kangoo Z.E.s, placed the biggest order – this makes perfect sense because a post office van will have a fixed daily route, thus reducing the worry over range.

The order must be causing champagne corks to fly in Renault headquarters, coming as it does on the heels of an order for 115,000 of Renault’s pure electric Fluence Z.E family saloon. That came from the battery swapping Better Place scheme, which will be rolled out in Israel and Denmark to begin with.

Public authorities in France had called upon La Poste chairman Jean-Paul Bailly to form a group of orders from large companies interested in acquiring electric vehicles. Electric vehicle makers were then called upon to bid for the contracts.

Interestingly, Jerome Stoll, the Renault boss for commercial vehicle marketing, reckons that it was the company’s battery rental scheme that made the difference. That’s where customers own the vehicle but lease the batteries, significantly reducing the risk of high costs that could be incurred with failing batteries. Stoll said: “This success by Renault confirms the relevance of our electric vehicle offering – products and services alike – with business customers.”

So, is this more evidence battery leasing is the way forward?"

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