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What if the car wanted to do more than just consume energy? In addition to optimal charging based on the best rate or the electricity source, electric cars will soon be applied to store low-carbon energy, derived from solar or wind power, and be able to return it to the power grid during peak consumption times. Thanks to its connectivity functions, the electric car is at the heart of an intelligent power network, also called the “smart grid”.

Consumption

Everything you need to know about electric car consumption

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Consumption

Everything you need to know about electric car consumption
Electric cars are a game changer when it comes to energy management for drivers. Their electricity consumption [...]

12.16.2019 - 5 min

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Expert view

“Carwatt and Renault: the future of retrofitting”

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Expert view

“Carwatt and Renault: the future of retrofitting”
A specialist in retrofitting, Carwatt uses second-life batteries from Groupe Renault electric vehicles to transform [...]

12.12.2019 - 3 min

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Energy

The challenges of stationary energy storage

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Energy

The challenges of stationary energy storage
Storing energy consists of building reserves that can later be consumed on demand, without needing to call on a [...]

12.10.2019 - 5 min

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Energy

Vehicle To Grid: the main advantage of the electrical grid

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Energy

Vehicle To Grid: the main advantage of the electrical grid
Environmental and financial considerations are closely associated with a more sensible approach to our lifestyles. [...]

11.06.2019 - 3 min

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Charging

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

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Charging

How long does it take to charge an electric car?
At home, at a highway rest stop or a service station, there are an increasing number of electric vehicle [...]

10.10.2019 - 5 min

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Energy

The island of Porto Santo visited by media from 7 European nations

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Energy

The island of Porto Santo visited by media from 7 European nations
Last May, journalists from several European countries set off to learn more about the Smart Fossil Free Island [...]

08.30.2019 - 3 min

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Electric car videos

Video: Porto Santo, the first autonomous “smart island”

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Electric car videos

Video: Porto Santo, the first autonomous “smart island”
Electric vehicles, smart charging, vehicle-to-grid and stationary energy storage systems: Groupe Renault and its [...]

08.16.2019 - 3 min

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Energy

What’s the deal with V2G, or vehicle-to-grid?

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Energy

What’s the deal with V2G, or vehicle-to-grid?
What if electric cars became a pillar of the electricity grid? That’s the idea behind V2G, or vehicle-to-grid, a [...]

04.08.2019 - 5 min

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Cities & planning

Renault tests its bi-directional charging system in Utrecht

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Cities & planning

Renault tests its bi-directional charging system in Utrecht
Renault is commissioning two ZOE prototypes in the Netherlands equipped with V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology. [...]

03.21.2019 - 3 min

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Cities & planning

Video: In the Netherlands, the electric car is at the heart of eco-districts

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Cities & planning

Video: In the Netherlands, the electric car is at the heart of eco-districts
The Lombok eco-district, located in Utrecht, the Netherlands, illustrates how the electric car fits into grander [...]

03.21.2019 - 3 min

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