OK, so it’s not the same podium step as the one Sébastien Buemi climbed to after winning the Hong Kong ePrix last week in the opening race of the third FIA Formula E championship season. There again, there was not one but two Renault ZOEs on the podium for the Monte Carlo eRally, another event on the FIA calendar. Ourselves, well we finished third. By Alex Stricher, AutoCult
Monte Carlo - Monaco’s famous Grand Prix circuit is the site for a first look at a new concept car driven by Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Kevin Magnussen today. By choosing Monaco, Renault Sport makes the link between Clio R.S. 16’ both around circuits and on ordinary roads.
Renault Sport Formula One Team will be in action this weekend in the jewel in the motorsport’s crown: the Monaco Grand Prix.
The press conference of 16 February 2016 will go down as a landmark event in Alpine history. Groupe Renault chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn announced the return of Alpine by unveiling the Alpine Vision show car, and the conference as such was followed by an Alpine enthusiasts’ happening along the winding roads of the Turini Pass. Alpine Deputy Managing Director Bernard Ollivier was kind enough to wise us up on issues such as strategy, ambition, and revival.
Alpine is today unveiling its Alpine Vision show car. Marrying elegance, agility and authenticity, this midengined two-seater coupé is in every respect a true Alpine. The Alpine Vision heralds the style and performance of the road-going sports car that will be revealed before the end of the year. Manufactured in Dieppe, France, the upcoming model will go on sale from 2017, initially in Europe and subsequently across the rest of the world.
As guest members of ZE ZOE TEAM in the sixth Monte-Carlo ZENN Rally (for Zero Emission No Noise), we could hardly have hoped for a better finish. There were four ZOEs in the first four places. And as well as claiming a podium position, our little team of bloggers (from AUTOcult.fr and Automobile-Propre.com) also won the low consumption trophy in this FIA international championship event!
In this year's Monte Carlo ZENN Rally, ZE ZOE TEAM has entered four Renault ZOE cars, manned by a surprising mix of real specialists in regularity and eco-driving rallies along with some absolute beginners. The variety is working well: interaction among the four teams is great, and the results are there, with Renault ZOE taking the first three places in the overall ranking after the first leg in the 2015 Monte Carlo ZENN Rally.
he 6th Rallye Monte-Carlo « ZENN » (Zero Emission – No Noise) is open to competitors with an electric vehicle whose autonomy is less than 250 km. Renault innovates this year by giving the key of one of its Renault ZOE to one selected blogger. Discover his experience.