Technology 

Brazil homebuilder to offer Renault electric cars in buildings

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Latin America’s largest homebuilder, MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA (MRVE3.SA), is partnering with the Brazilian unit of French automaker Renault SA (RENA.PA) to offer electric car sharing in its buildings. Co-Chief Executive Officer Rafael Menin said in a Thursday statement that the pilot program was part of the Brazilian homebuilder’s energy efficiency initiatives. The homebuilder aims to offer solar energy panels included in all of its new housing by 2022. In the first phase of the electric car program, two Renault Zoe vehicles will be offered…

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Sports 

Horner blasts Renault after Verstappen retirement

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Red Bull boss Christian Horner blasted his team’s engine supplier Renault on Sunday after Dutch driver Max Verstappen retired from the Hungarian Grand Prix just five laps into the race. Formula One F1 – Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia – March 23, 2018 Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner during the press conference REUTERS/Brandon Malone Verstappen’s expletive-laden reaction over the radio was largely bleeped out for the worldwide television audience but Horner expressed his dismay in a more measured but equally forceful…

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Technology 

Renault aims to launch Paris car-sharing scheme in September

PARIS (Reuters) – Renault announced plans on Wednesday to launch in September a ride-hailing and car-sharing scheme covering the French capital and its surrounding areas. FILE PHOTO – The tyre of Renault’s Reon concept car is seen at its launch at the India Auto Show 2018 in Greater Noida, India, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal Renault and Peugeot-maker PSA are vying to offer a car sharing scheme in Paris to replace Autolib, the electric car sharing service run by French tycoon Vincent Bollore’s group that was recently ditched by local…

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