As many of us will attest, driving today is nothing like it was 50 years ago. For older generations, seat belts were the only road safety features on most cars but that landscape has changed significantly.
New mobility is to us what the Model T was to them in 1908. And while the Model T took four or so decades to fully supplant the horse, new mobility will be with us much sooner. South Africa’s small population and few large cities will probably delay the demise of your car parked in your driveway for now. But not forever.
Africa’s time to shine is rapidly moving to realisation. I hear the thud of Afro sceptics falling off their chairs, but think about it. Groupe Renault did think about it and it is investing heavily in the continent, specifically in smart cities. Why would they do this?
Covid and its social and economic effects are still with us, and there are direct links between Covid and the state of our planet. Climate change, pollution and the depletion of our natural resources are still a threat. A circular economy addresses all three of these concerns.
What is a circular economy? In a nutshell, it’s an economic system that focuses on eliminating waste and the continuous use of resources. The circular economy is also often referred to as circularity with systems looking at re-using, sharing, repairing, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling. It attempts to create a closed-loop which minimises resource inputs and waste creation, pollution and notably, carbon emissions.
Imagine driving to work and back again in the afternoon, without using petrol. Yet being able to go away for the weekend without worrying about charging your battery. Welcome to the world of the hybrid.
In a recent press release about Renault’s success in 2019, they announced the introduction of an all-electric Renault Twingo ZE along with the company’s new E-Tech hybrid technology. The new Twingo will complement the Renault Clio E-Tech hybrid and the Renault Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid models.
The Renault Mégane has been around since 1995 and sold more than 7 million units. The fourth generation is now either getting a major facelift or this will be a new generation of Mégane altogether. Why are we uncertain? It is a bit of still the same with a lot of brand new and a healthy dollop of wow!
Welcome to part two of the Renault Warranty in-depth explanation for new vehicles. The previous article looked at specific situations where your warranty would be invalid, i.e. when the equipment was installed by a non-accredited technician. In part two, we will share more valuable insights into the particular damages and failures that are exempt from the cover provided by the Renault warranty.
Renault and Otodo now lets you tell your house and everything in it what to do and when – even when you are driving.