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Somewhere in the Sologne

The Sologne is a historical province in central France a little south and west of Orléans, south of the Loire River. Where we live is on its southwestern edge. In fact, Saint-Aignan is at the intersection of three historical provinces: la Sologne, le Berry, and la Touraine. This is a photo taken somewhere in that region from back in 2006 when we were exploring with some friends from California. This week's image of the week (in the sidebar), the Château de la Ferté-Imbault, was also taken then. ...
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Renault Forecasts 2021 Profit Despite Global Chip Shortage

By Nick CareyLONDON (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault said on Friday it expected to post a full-year 2021 profit despite a worsening...
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Renault Sees 2021 Profit Despite Chip Crunch, Raw Material Costs

By Nick CareyLONDON (Reuters) -French carmaker Renault said on Friday it expected to deliver a full-year 2021 profit even as a global shortage in...
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Onto raises $175 million in Series B to expand EV subscription service in the UK

Onto has raised $175 million in a combined equity and debt Series B round, capital the U.K.-based electric vehicle subscription startup plans to use to expand within the country as well as move into new markets.  This latest round brings Onto’s total funding to $245 million. Swedish VC Alfvén & Didrikson is leading the round on the equity raise, and British investment company Pollen Street Capital is providing a senior-secured asset-backed debt facility, which likely means Onto’s fleet of o...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Sweden, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Jaguar, Norway, Volkswagen, Smith, Hyundai, Shell, Renault


The Renault 5 'Turbo 3' Is An 80s Mid-Engine Hero Reborn For The 21st Century

Legende Automobile has created a thoroughly reimagined version of the Renault 5 Turbo, and we're in awe
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Legende Automobiles shows the 'Turbo 3'

New firm rethinks mid-engine, rear-drive Renault 5 Turbo 2 for 2021
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Google's self-driving startup Waymo argues the UK shouldn't cap autonomous cars on the road

Close-up of self driving minivan, with LIDAR and other sensor units and logo visible, part of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, driving past historic railroad station with sign reading Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, with safety driver visible, October 28, 2018 Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)= Google's self-driving division Waymo argued the UK shouldn't restrict autonomous cars on the road. Its comments come as the UK consults on the r...
Tags: Google, UK, Technology, Trends, Commission, Silicon Valley, Parliament, Renault, Autonomous Car, Law Commission, Alphabet Inc, Mountain View California, Self Driving, Big Tech, Tesla Uber, Tech Insider


Legende Automobiles reveals the 'Turbo 3'

New firm rethinks mid-engine, rear-drive Renault 5 Turbo 2 for 2021
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Automakers have battery anxiety, so they’re taking control of the supply

Battery joint ventures have become the hot must-have deal for automakers that have set ambitious targets to deliver millions of electric vehicles in the next few years. It’s no longer just about securing a supply of cells. The string of partnerships and joint ventures show that automakers are taking a more active role in the development and even production of battery cells, . Automakers are taking a more active role in the development and even production of battery cells. And ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Tech, General Motors, Basf, Tesla, Automotive, Porsche, Ford, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Panasonic, Bmw, Volkswagen, Hyundai


The Station: Aurora SPACs, a spin on the VanMoof X3 and a chat with Outdoorsy founders

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Before we jump into the deals, policy moves and micromobbin’ news, I wanted to share the latest founders interview, a new series we launched this spring over at Extra Crunch. Here’s the opener to...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, New York, France, New York City, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Eu, Canada, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Venture Capital, European Commission


Renault Vehicle Sales Start Closing Gap With 2019, Dacia Shines

PARIS (Reuters) -French carmaker Renault on Friday reported a 18.7% increase in first-half vehicle sales though remained below pre-COVID-19 crisis...
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Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn described fleeing Japan in a box as the 'longest wait I've ever experienced in my life'

Carlos Ghosn. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images Ghosn spoke to the BBC about his experience fleeing Japan in a box in December 2019. Ghosn, who was accused of fraud, plotted the daring escape from house arrest. "The 30 minutes ... was probably the longest wait I've ever experienced in my life," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Carlos Ghosn has described hiding in a box to escape house arrest in Japan as "the longest wait" he had experienced in his life.The for...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, News, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Tokyo, Nissan, Lebanon, Renault, Michael, Osaka, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Asahi Shimbun, Peter Taylor


Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn: How I escaped Japan in a box

The former boss of Nissan and Renault reveals how evaded house arrest to flee to Lebanon.
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Renault: Proud of it

Video of All-new Renault Kangoo and proud of it - June 2021
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Renault's HYVIA Hydrogen Venture to Sell Products Throughout Europe

PARIS (Reuters) - The HYVIA hydrogen venture between carmaker Renault and U.S. company Plug Power will sell products throughout Europe, and will...
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Porsche participated In Formula One engine meeting alongside Audi

Photo: Porsche   While Porsche supplied turbocharged V6 engines to Formula One teams in the 1980s, most famously McLaren during its peak, and later built an ill-fated V12 for the Footwork team, the German sports car maker has been absent from F1 since 1991. During the most recent Austrian Grand Prix, however, Porsche took part in a meeting to determine the sport’s next engine regulations for the 2025 season, indicating it is at least a little interested in returning to the pinnacle of racing. T...
Tags: Racing, Formula One, Porsche, Commission, Autos, Mclaren, Red Bull, Honda, Audi, Mercedes, Motorsport, Renault, Red Bull Racing, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Ferrari, Porsche Motorsports


Renault: The new season of your life

Renault call people to stop being spectators and become again the heroes of their own lives, in the launch of the new Duster SUV.
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Renault Care Service Promises Long life for Cars to Live

Today, over-consumption and programmed obsolescence have become major concerns in the consumer’s minds. This leads them to turn to brands that advocate sustainability. Renaultparticipates in this dynamic, particularly through its after-sales service, to enable its customers to enjoy their vehicles for longer. The brand let it know through a new positioning supported by a new campaign and a new identity : Renault Services becomes Renault care service . With its new signature...
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Renault Revives Models of the Past for an Electric Future

By Gilles GuillaumePARIS (Reuters) -French carmaker Renault unveiled a more ambitious strategy for electric vehicles on Wednesday, betting on new,...
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Renault Goes Back to the Future in an Electric Acceleration

By Gilles GuillaumePARIS (Reuters) -French carmaker Renault unveiled a more ambitious strategy for electric vehicles on Wednesday, betting on new,...
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Alpine previews three-model EV plan for 2024

Renault has confirmed the new electric 5 for production, so it'll need a fast version...
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Shell, Renault Interested in Stake in Volkswagen-Backed Ionity, Sources Say

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell and Renault are among those interested in taking a stake in electric vehicle (EV) charging group Ionity,...
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Renault: Long Live Cars for Life

Video of Renault - Long live cars for life Fuego - June 2021
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Renault inks gigafactory deals with Chinese and French firms

Automaker is not unique in focusing on the production of batteries for electric vehicles.
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The Netflix generation won't want to own cars - here's how the auto industry can adapt

Younger consumers are drawn to the convenience of subscription services and will want the same model for using cars, Dr Andy Palmer argues. Nick David Ex-Nissan COO Dr Andy Palmer argues subscription models could be the future of car use. In this op-ed, he says Millenials and Gen Z are already used to such models in other areas of life. They could combine the flexibility of rentals with the benefits of ownership, he writes. See more stories on Insider's business page. A quick look at y...
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Margaret Thatcher, Vw, Nissan, Aston Martin, Volvo, Renault, Zipcar, Andy Palmer, Renault Zoe, InoBat, Nick David, Netflix Apple Music, Switch Mobility


Renault Seals Electric Car Battery Deals With Envision, Verkor

PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault said on Monday it had sealed partnerships with China's Envision AESC and France's Verkor to produce...
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All-new Renault Duster Teased Ahead Of Its Global Debut

Renault Duster is one of the most popular SUVs offered by the carmaker around...
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Chinese robotaxi unicorn WeRide bags over $600M in 5 months

It’s hard to keep up with the fundraising spree in China’s autonomous driving industry these days. Guangzhou- and California-based robotaxi company WeRide, which counts Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance as one of its strategic investors, has raised over $600 million in just under five months from its Series B and C financing rounds. The four-year-old upstart said in May that its valuation leaped to $3.3 billion in its Series C fundraising. WeRide has kept details of the backing privy until toda...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, California, China, Funding, Cars, Tech, Robotics, Electric, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault, Guangzhou, Robotaxi, Momenta, Dongfeng Nissan


Heineken, Burger King and Renault Win Cannes Lions Outdoor Grand Prix

After a year without Cannes Lions, the awards show upped the ante on Grand Prix winners for its outdoor category this year, awarding three campaigns, from Burger King, Heineken and Renault, the top prizes. In a nod to the pandemic, Heineken's "Shutter Ads" from agency Publicis Italy grabbed the Outdoor Grand Prix for an ad...
Tags: Advertising, Heineken, Renault, Cannes Lions, Publicis Italy, Heineken Burger King, Renault Win Cannes Lions, Burger King Heineken


Renault Agrees Deal With Unions on Remote Working

PARIS (Reuters) - Carmaker Renault has signed an agreement with French trades unions that will allow thousands of its staff to work from home for...
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