Renault: harnessing power of wind at sea. File Image / Pixabay.
French car maker Renault is to trial marine wind power to move cargo around the world.
The company has linked up with transatlantic wind-power specialist Neoline.
Fashion retailer Longchamps earmarked space in the shipping company's holds as early as 2021.
Renault is planning a commercial roll-on, roll-off service to start in 2024, according to motor industry news provider Car Magazine.
Around 300-400 vehicles can be shipped on each Neoline vessel, the report said.
Renault's interest in marine wind power goes back a number of years. The vehicle manufacturer was involved at the research stage of looking at the feasibility of using wind powered ships to transport commercial cargo.