The Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR), France’s leading producer of 100% renewable electricity, and Renault signed an EV partnership agreement at the Lyon International Motor Show.
This agreement is aimed at developing:
• A commercial offer for the smart recharging of Renault’s electric vehicles that will allow users to “fill-up” with CNR’s 100% renewable electricity.
• Opportunities for using the batteries of Renault’s electric vehicles at the end of their lifetime, as an additional resource for storing energy by CNR.
• Offers for supplying “green” electricity by CNR at Renault’s production sites.
CNR has created the Move in Pure package that has the threefold advantage of providing remote recharging of electric vehicle batteries, guaranteeing the consumer that the energy used comes from the company’s hydroelectricity, wind power or solar production, and ensuring that the French national electricity grid (RTE) remains balanced.
What’s specific about Move In Pure is that it uses the random share of CNR’s production to store electricity in the vehicles via a remote controlled system.
The joint aim of RENAULT and CNR is to become key actors in the sustainable electric mobility sector. RENAULT designs, manufactures and markets a range of 100% electric vehicles of which the first two, the Fluence Z.E. and the Kangoo Z.E., will be available in showrooms at the end of October.
As for CNR, it produces markets, manages and optimises exclusively renewable electricity, capable of being the green fuel for Renault’s Z.E. range.