The Henney Kilowatt made its fleeting appearance in 1959 in the United States, an American electric Dauphine designed by the National Union Electric Corporation and Eureka Williams. At this time in history electric vehicles were pretty much unheard of, so this was a wild project involving huge challenges!
The group.renault.com blog team as well as the whole company would like to send its season's greetings and wish you a happy new year 2015!
Society’s need for mobility is not going away. Meanwhile the challenges multiply. As Renault marks 5 years partnering with the finest young minds in Science, environmental lead Dr Philippe Schulz explains the ground-breaking work of the Sustainable Mobility Institute.
The Douai plant is heading for the top end of the market. The objective: to make New Espace a vehicle of flawless build, able to meet the needs of Renault’s top-end customers.
Renault was at the Epoqu'Auto 2014 historic car show in Lyon with mythical models —such as the famous fifty-year-old R8 Gordini— in a 1,000 square metre exhibition area. The operation was masterminded by Renault Classic, with valuable support from twenty FCRA (French Federation of Renault & Alpine Clubs) member clubs.
Renault Sport F1 gave sculptor & installation artist Angela Palmer, access to its V8 engine to realise unique artworks. Her collection, inspired by Formula One, is exhibited at the Fine Art Society in London, in an event called Adrenalin, from November 19 to December 23, 2014.
"The Renault plant in Oran, Algeria contributes to the development of a national automotive industry" - Carlos Ghosn
Indeed, some of you might not have been aware, but Renault is the first carmaker to set up industrial operations in Algeria. With a local presence dating back to 1922, when the Société Algérienne des Automobiles Renault was founded, Renault group has been the unrivalled leader in the Algerian automotive market for eight years. The Renault Algérie Production plant was inaugurated on November 10, 2014 in the presence of Abdelmalek Sellal, the Algerian Prime Minister, Abdesselam Bouchouareb, Algerian Minister of Industry and Mining, Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, and Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault group.
From November 3 to 7, 2014, the Fernand Leger national museum will feature one of its masterpieces at the Renault Flins plant: Les Constructeurs, definitive version by Fernand Leger (1881-1955). The Renault factory employees will get to enjoy this painting thanks to the L’Entreprise à l’oeuvre project, organized by the French Culture and Communication Ministry, in cooperation with 5 French companies.
The Sao Paulo Motorshow opened its doors to the public on October 30, 2014. Duster Oroch showcar made its debut and Kwid concept-car, already unveiled in New Delhi a few months ago, was also introduced to the Brazilian public. We're sharing below what the visitors thought of those two new cars, that might -who knows, be produced for the local market one day.
Renault unveils its Duster Oroch show car. Discover this pick-up version of our best-selling Duster.