SOURCE: RENAULT PR TEAM
Renault’s electric vehicles emit zero CO2 in use over a homologated NEDC cycle. A pioneer in the sector, Renault is the top-selling electric vehicle make in Europe, taking a 37% share of the market in 2013. It is the only carmaker to market a complete range of four 100% electric cars at prices close to those of equivalent internal-combustion models in countries offering tax incentives. The lineup consists of the compact all- electric hatchback Renault ZOE, the breakthrough mobility concept Renault Twizy, the prestigious three-box sedan RSM SM3 Z.E. (sold in South Korea), and the Renault Kangoo Z.E. range of compact electric vans, having maintained all of their load-carrying capacity. Noteworthy: The life-cycle analyses carried out by Renault show that, over the entire vehicle life cycle, the overall environmental impact (including global warming) of an electric vehicle is nearly half that of an equivalent internal- combustion vehicle.
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Learning the right behaviour with “Driving eco2” eco driving.
The “Driving eco2” program empowers drivers, helping them to reduce their carbon footprint by cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in use. Fitting the entire range of “Driving eco2” systems on an internal-combustion vehicle can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by as much as 25%, depending on driving conditions and the motorist’s usual driving style. The program is based on two, complementary, pillars: in-car driving aids and training services. Fitted on the most recent Renault and Dacia cars, in-car eco-driving aids come in three forms: eco-mode, activated with the simple push of a button; driver assessment and coaching tools, integrated in the multimedia systems (R-Link, Médianav); and the driving style indicator. In terms of training, Renault-developed eco-driving simulators fitted on internal-combustion and electric vehicles show users the potential progress they can make and provide them with the relevant advice. On all Group vehicles, the use of these tools leads to a reduction of 127 g/km of CO2 per vehicle.