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Renault to Announce 'Commercially-viable' Electric Cars

Renault-Nissan Alliance to announce in Frankfurt development of four models of electric cars.

Published: 15-Sep-2009

The French car-maker Renault will try to jump the lights on its rivals tomorrow by announcing plans for a commercially viable, non-polluting "car of the future".

Renault and its Japanese subsidiary, Nissan, will reveal details of a range of all-electric cars capable of matching the price and performance of internal-combustion vehicles within two years.

At the start of the Frankfurt motor show, the president and chief executive of Renault-Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, will announce a NZ$1.4 billion programme to develop four types of all-electric cars capable of travelling for 160km without re-charging their batteries.

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