#INNOVATIONbyRenault

BUILDING THE FUTURE TODAY

Our objectives are transparent: by 2022, all Groupe Renault vehicles will be connected, and 15 models will offer varying degrees of autonomy. We will also become suppliers of mobility solutions for one and all.

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

OUR INNOVATION PRIORITIES

Groupe Renault is working on four major areas of innovation in order to develop the mobility of the future. These strategic areas, which are critical in order to revolutionize the industry, are as follows: electric mobility, connected mobility, autonomous mobility, and developing new mobility services. To innovate, develop and test these technologies and services better, Groupe Renault relies on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi synergies and seeks outside talents, as well.

 

Renault EZ-GO

A concept car for urban, shared mobility

A first of its kind, Renault EZ-GO, an electric, autonomous, shared « robo-vehicle » concept is both a vehicle and a service that allows people to hail a ride either from a fixed or mobile location. Renault believes vehicle-service integration combined with connection to city infrastructure - leveraging sensors, data analytics, connected services, multimodal systems and more - will be a key characteristic of successful mobility solutions and smart cities of the future.

SMART CITIES

Groupe Renault #SHAREDMOBILITY - Electric cars, the heart and soul of smart cities

Groupe Renault’s work across the public sector to learn and engage with cities about future vision, its leadership position for electric vehicles in Europe, and its commitment to continuing to invest in innovative new technologies and services, help us smart cities.

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120 years of innovation

2018

Groupe Renault unveils Renault EZ-GO concept

This new concept, unveiled for the first time at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, illustrates the Group's vision of the urban and shared mobility of the future.
2017

SYMBIOZ Demo car: autonomous, electric and connected

Technological advances in autonomous driving open up new opportunities for ways of using cars, especially new travelling experiences. The SYMBIOZ demo car is the first vehicle that has been designed for mind-off automation from the start.
2016

TREZOR Marks the Dawn of a New Cycle

Unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the TREZOR concept car was positioned as the rightful heir to DeZir. This two-seater electric coupe in the grand GT tradition marked the start of a new design cycle and blazed a trail for the next vehicles in the Renault range.
2012

ZOE Launches the Electric Revolution

Renault made a bold, innovative leap with the ZOE in 1992. This car was the first mass-market electric compact car that the brand brought to market. It is now the best-selling model of its kind in Europe.
2011

Renault Invests in Silicon Valley

Opened in 2011 in California, the Open Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley is an innovation hot spot. Located just minutes from the Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon labs, this site turns the vitality of the location to its advantage, making it among the first to learn of innovations that could influence the vehicles of the future.
2010

UNVEILING THE DEZIR CONCEPT CAR

Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the DeZir concept car embodies the renaissance of the Renault design strategy under the direction of Laurens van den Acker. It embodies the first stage (Love) in the life cycle at the heart of the strategy.
1992

TWINGO REVOLUTIONIZES CITY DRIVING

Twingo created a buzz as soon as it was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. With its “froggy” face and design that combined elements of MPV and compact cars, the Twingo made quite a splash. Bearing a name that combines the words Twist, Swing and Tango, the Twingo was marketed to a young demographic, who quickly fell head over heels for it.
1984

RENAULT ESPACE, THE WORLD’S FIRST MPV

The Renault Espace generated a great deal of interest from the moment it was presented to the media in 1984. There was no guarantee that it would be a hit, however. At the time, no one had ever seen a vehicle that was so roomy and versatile. With five fully flexible rear seats that could be turned around to create a “living room”, Espace was both surprising and enticing.
1977

A Turbo Engine for Formula 1

Renault revolutionized the world of Formula 1 racing in 1977 when it joined the premier class of motorsports with its RS01 car, complete with a turbocharged engine. From that year onward, Renault has been the one of the most decorated auto manufacturers in the sport.
1965

THE RENAULT 16 UNVEILS ITS HATCHBACK

Launched in January 1965, the R16 was the first compact hatchback car to hit the market, a ground-breaking design for the time. Initially criticized for being too outside-the-box, the car ultimately became a hit through excellent word-of-mouth. Halfway between a station wagon and a compact, it was designed to “lead the way forward”, as the ad copy proclaimed.
1956

Etoile Filante Sets New Records

On September 5, 1956 Renault’s Etoile Filante set four speed records at the Bonneville salt flats in the United States. This feat, made possible by the car’s 270 hp turbine engine, cemented Renault’s pioneering reputation around the globe.
1902

First two-cylinder engine

In 1902 Renault built its first two-cylinder engine, the base module for the four-cylinder engine under the hood of the light vehicle that Marcel Renault drove to victory in a race from Paris to Vienna.
1898

THE RENAULT VOITURETTE CLIMBS RUE LEPIC

The history of innovation at Renault began on December 24, 1898 when Louis Renault drove up Rue Lepic in Paris behind the wheel of his Voiturette. The little car was fitted out with a revolutionary direct-drive transmission. He made his first 12 sales that very night.

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