Renault prepares three electric vehicles
According to AutoCar, Renault is preparing three electric vehicles, including a bespoke small car that’s bigger than a Twingo, a battery powered version of the Kangoo and a Megane-based saloon.
First will be a five-seater, with a unique design that won’t be shared with any other cars.
The Megane-based four-door will be revealed in 2011 and the Kangoo a year earlier.
Renault wants its sedan to compete with a 100bhp 1.6-litre petrol car, although the company is keen to emphasize that the electric car’s flexibility between 30 and 70mph will be superior.
“It will be very good in urban situations,’” said the company’s Electric Vehicle Project Director, Serge Yoccoz. Its maximum speed is over 80mph, “and it will be fun to drive.”