Nissan and Renault formed an alliance called the Renault-Nissan Alliance and opened a US research center in 2011. The two automakers have now announced that they have expanded their presence in Silicon Valley with the opening of a new advanced research center. The automakers say that initially the new research center will focus on autonomous driving and connected cars. Read the rest of this entry

The Clio R.S. 200 EDC is now available at Renault’s French dealerships. The prices start from €24,990 (US$33,600), the first cars will be delivered in mid-March.

The new Clio R.S. EDC is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 197HP (200PS) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. It is available solely with the brand’s EDC dual-clutch six-speed transmission with paddle shifts. Read the rest of this entry

Ford, Mercedes, and Renault-Nissan announced on Jan. 28 they would produce fuel cell vehicles in 2017.

The three companies have been working on the technology, and some have demonstrated prototype vehicles. Mercedes-Benz has been testing multiple generations of their F-Cell fuel cell vehicle.

The Toyota-BMW agreement covers the united development of a fuel cell stack, hydrogen tank, and electric motor for a car. They will also work on new lithium-air battery technology, aiming to increase the energy density of electric vehicle batteries. Read the rest of this entry

Renault has provided a preview glimpse of its new Renault DeZir concept car ahead of the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Renault DeZir stands out as an illustration of the brand’s commitment to more emotional styling.

Renault DeZir’s sensuous lines and bright red finish express passion. Powered by an electric motor, DeZir is proof that environmental concern and a love for cars are by no means incompatible. Read the rest of this entry

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