Renault choose electric power over hybrid technology

Renault are trying to focus all of their attention onto electric powered cars, instead of the normal hybrid and hydrogen models. Renault are planning for a third of their line up to be electric within a decade.

Renault have also said that they will have three-battery powered models on sale by 2011, these being an electric Kangoo van, a Clio-sized five seat hatch and a larger saloon which will be designed for Israel, but sold in Europe.

All of these models will feature NEC lithium-ion batteries which will be developed in connection with Nissan.

Renault are also looking for ways to swap batteries at petrol stations, instead of waiting hours for a recharge.

– Source: Autocar

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