25th January 2023

China-Driven Electric Hype Boosts EV Market in Russia

Two new BEV brands were established in Russia in 2022 and mass production launched owing to technological support from Chinese automakers. In September, Russian automaker Motorinvest launched production of...

By Roma Nazarov


8th December 2022

Renault First to Embed Waze into its Infotainment Systems

Renault is the first global automaker to embed the crowd-sourcing navigation application Waze into its upcoming model range. The popular smartphone navigation app will be directly integrated into the...


24th November 2022

Renault Looks to Commercial Vehicles to Lead Hydrogen Charge

Commercial vehicles are the most likely champions of future hydrogen fueled powertrains where the BEV’s range and charging issues are too challenging. That’s the view of Guido Haak, Renault’s...


22nd September 2022

Renault Breathes Fun into BEV R5 Drifter

Renault is trying to breath some fun into its 50th celebrations of the iconic Renault 5 with a super-fast all-electric drift car. The French automaker will officially launch the...


22nd July 2022

Alpine Showcases First Prototype BEV

Premium sports brand Alpine has unveiled a prototype of its first BEV in the shape of the Alpine A110 E-ternité. The aim was to try to come as close...


19th May 2022

Renault Hydrogen-EV Hybrid Claims Best of all Worlds

French automaker Renault may have been at the forefront of BEV promotion but now it has unveiled a concept that claims to be a hydrogen-battery hybrid. At the same...

28th March 2022

Weekly Brief: Renault’s Russian Woe Warns of Dealing with Autocratic Regimes

Renault has indefinitely suspended all industrial activities in Russia following a direct call from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to boycott Renault vehicles worldwide. The automaker’s Moscow plant, birthplace of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


28th February 2022

Weekly Brief: Global Auto Industry sent Reeling by Russian Invasion

The auto industry is braced for more turmoil as Russia unleashed war on Ukraine. Worldwide supply-chain delays and car shortages were already a problem after two years of global...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


18th February 2022

Renault Teases New Hydrogen Powered Concept

Renault joins the move towards hydrogen as an alternative to BEV to meet zero emissions targets with a sneak peek at its latest concept. While several Japanese automakers explore...


17th January 2022

Industry Voices: What can Blockchain do for the Automotive Industry?

Opinion piece by Jonas Lundqvist, CEO at Haidrun. Ask people about blockchain and most will associate it with Bitcoin, crypto currencies and data mining. Of course, they are not...


6th January 2022

Mild Hybrid ICE Only Option for Renault Austral SUV

In among all the BEV noise, Renault will be launching its new mid-sector SUV purely with an ICE mild-hybrid range of powertrains. The French automaker’s latest drip-feed unveiling of...


24th November 2021

Two Power Boosted Alpines Added, at a Price

Renault’s sportscar sub-brand, Alpine, has launched two new versions of its A110 offering more power albeit with a large hike in forecourt price. The A110 S and A110 GT...