The Nissan Leaf at a recharging station: the car will be available to buyers in France for €14,390 from April as a result of a new swappage scheme

Europe’s appetite for electrically powered cars surged by 37 per cent last year, but still made up just more than half a per cent of the continent’s n(...)

Renault chief operating officer Carlos Tavares poses after the company’s first-half 2013 results presentation in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris today. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

French carmaker Renault has said it has increased first-half profitability at its core manufacturing division despite falling sales, riding out Europ(...)