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2018 Renault Samsung SM3 Z.E. Has A Larger Battery, And 132 Miles Of Pure-Electric Range 23
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Korea, KOTSA, new cars, renault, Renault Fluence, Samsung on 11 23rd, 2017


Renault has just unveiled an updated version of the Samsung SM3 Z.E., at the Daegu International Future Auto Expo in South Korea.

The Megane-based compact sedan, which is known as Fluence in different parts of the world, has dropped its previous 22kWh battery in favor of a 36kWh unit.

This move is said to have zero impact on the electric sedan’s weight, but as a result, the range has increased by an impressive 57 percent over its predecessor, to 132 miles, or 213 kilometers, as based on the Korean type approval cycle.

According to a Korean Transport Safety Authority (KOTSA) report, the local average daily trip stood at 25 miles (40km) last year, which means that the ‘new’ Renault Samsung SM3 Z.E. will be able to run for some 5 days, in theory, between charges.

Thanks to its mechanical tweaks, this zero-emission compact car is expected to become very popular in South Korea, where state-run fleets and taxi operators are already using the pre-updated version.

Moreover, the country’s Ministry of Health and Welfare purchased 1,200 units of the car last April, in a move that should help the brand “strengthen its geographical and segment coverage, and foster a step-up in the electric vehicle market“, according to Renault’s Electric Vehicle SVP, Gilles Normand.

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2018 Renault Samsung SM3 Z.E. Has A Larger Battery, And 132 Miles Of Pure-Electric Range 23
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Korea, KOTSA, new cars, renault, Renault Fluence, Samsung on 11 23rd, 2017


Renault has just unveiled an updated version of the Samsung SM3 Z.E., at the Daegu International Future Auto Expo in South Korea.

The Megane-based compact sedan, which is known as Fluence in different parts of the world, has dropped its previous 22kWh battery in favor of a 36kWh unit.

This move is said to have zero impact on the electric sedan’s weight, but as a result, the range has increased by an impressive 57 percent over its predecessor, to 132 miles, or 213 kilometers, as based on the Korean type approval cycle.

According to a Korean Transport Safety Authority (KOTSA) report, the local average daily trip stood at 25 miles (40km) last year, which means that the ‘new’ Renault Samsung SM3 Z.E. will be able to run for some 5 days, in theory, between charges.

Thanks to its mechanical tweaks, this zero-emission compact car is expected to become very popular in South Korea, where state-run fleets and taxi operators are already using the pre-updated version.

Moreover, the country’s Ministry of Health and Welfare purchased 1,200 units of the car last April, in a move that should help the brand “strengthen its geographical and segment coverage, and foster a step-up in the electric vehicle market“, according to Renault’s Electric Vehicle SVP, Gilles Normand.

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Samsung Sets Up $300 Million Fund For Autonomous Tech 15
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Reports, Samsung, Tech on 09 15th, 2017


Samsung has announced a $300 million fund that will help to further the development of autonomous technologies.
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Samsung Sets Up $300 Million Fund For Autonomous Tech 15
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Reports, Samsung, Tech on 09 15th, 2017


Samsung has announced a $300 million fund that will help to further the development of autonomous technologies.
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Samsung Gains Approval To Test Autonomous Cars In California 2
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, Reports, Samsung, Tech on 09 2nd, 2017


Four months after rival Apple received a similar permit, the world's largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung, is now cleared to test self-driving cars on California roads.
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South Korea Building A Whole City Dedicated To Testing Autonomous Vehicles 10
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Hyundai, Kia, Korea, Reports, Samsung, Tech on 05 10th, 2017


In an Asian first, the government of South Korea is building a small city dedicated as a site to test self-driving technologies.
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Samsung Gets Approval To Test Autonomous Cars In South Korea 2
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Hyundai, Korea, Reports, Samsung on 05 2nd, 2017


Samsung is the latest technology company dabbling in the world of autonomous vehicles and has been granted approval to test self-driving cars on the streets of South Korea.
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Samsung To Supply Audi With Exynos Processors For Next-Gen Infotainment Systems 20
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Gadgets, PSCP, Reports, Samsung, Tech on 01 20th, 2017


Samsung announced its participation in the Audi Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP) as a supplier of Exynos processors for the automaker's next-generation in-vehicle infotainment system.
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CES 2017: Ford & Samsung Team Up, Wearables To Be Integrated with SYNC 5
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in CES, Ford, Gadgets, Samsung, Tech on 01 5th, 2017


Thanks to a new Gear Auto Link app, Samsung Gear S2 and S3 smartwatch owners will soon be able to connect with Ford SYNC-equipped models.
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Lucid Announces Samsung Will Supply The Batteries For Its EV 8
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Lucid, Reports, Samsung on 12 8th, 2016


Lucid Motors has announced that Samsung SDI will supply the lithium-ion battery cells for its first production vehicle, an executive sedan.
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Samsung To Purchase Harman For $8 Billion In Automotive Push 15
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, Samsung on 11 15th, 2016


Samsung has struck a deal to purchase Harman International Industries in a deal worth about $8 billion.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Now Affecting FCA Partnership 13
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in FCA, Reports, Samsung on 10 13th, 2016


FCA's talks with Samsung Electronics have stalled with the Korean company now fully focused on resolving their Galaxy Note 7 crisis.
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Florida Man Says Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Blew Up And Torched His Jeep 9
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Offbeat News, Reports, Samsung, video on 09 9th, 2016


A man in the U.S. claims that his faulty Samsung Galaxy Note 7 caused his Jeep Grand Cherokee to go up in flames in St Petersburg, Florida.
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Marchionne Says Samsung Is A Potential FCA Key Strategic Partner 29
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in FCA, Reports, Samsung, Tech on 08 29th, 2016


Sergio Marchionne has hinted FCA, who has long been looking for a partner, could join forces with Samsung.
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Renault Koleos Rebadged As Samsung QM6 In South Korea 9
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Korea, new cars, renault, Renault Koleos, Renault Videos, Samsung, Samsung Videos, video on 06 9th, 2016


Following its world premiere at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, Renault's South Korean arm has dressed the second-gen Koleos in Samsung badges as the new QM6.
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