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Renault, Nissan join Waymo in exploring driverless services in France, Japan

20 Jun 2019

DETROIT/PARIS French automaker Renault SA, its Japanese partner Nissan Motor Co and tech giant Alphabet Inc's Waymo are exploring a partnership to develop and use self-driving vehicles to transport people and goods in France and Japan, the companies said on Thursday.

Electric planes start small as industry wrestles with emissions

19 Jun 2019

LE BOURGET An all-electric commuter plane and a small Airbus-backed hybrid are among aircraft programmes being touted at the Paris Airshow, as the industry tries to convince a sceptical public it can deliver on a pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2050.

New blow to Boeing from engine delay, Airbus long-range rival takes off

18 Jun 2019

PARIS, France Boeing suffered a fresh setback at the opening of the Paris Airshow on Monday as the U.S. planemaker's engine supplier revealed a delay affecting its all-new 777X jet, while Airbus targeted the middle of the market with a rival plane.

Exclusive: Renault chairman weakened as Macron snubs meeting - sources

12 Jun 2019

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron has turned down a request to meet Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, who is furious over the government's interference at the carmaker, sources told Reuters, raising questions over Senard's future.

Exclusive: FCA-Renault revival may hinge on Nissan stake cut - sources

10 Jun 2019

PARIS Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Renault SA are looking for ways to resuscitate their collapsed merger plan and secure the approval of the French carmaker's alliance partner Nissan Motor Co Ltd , according to several sources close to the companies. | Video

Renault rift with Nissan widens over governance, casts shadow on alliance

10 Jun 2019

TOKYO/PARIS The two-decade-old partnership of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co was plunged into fresh crisis on Monday, as the French automaker's demand for a greater say in Nissan's new governance system drew rare public censure by the Japanese firm.

UPDATE 4-Renault, Nissan spar over governance reforms as tie-up strains worsen

10 Jun 2019

* Renault wants at least 1 or 2 directors on each team - letter

France seeks to fend off blame for FCA-Renault deal collapse

06 Jun 2019

PARIS/MILAN France was battling to defend its business strategy on Thursday after being blamed for scuppering a $35 billion (27.57 billion pounds)-plus merger between carmakers Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Renault only 10 days after the plan was officially announced. | Video

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