Renault includes electric line Twingo

Renault includes electric line Twingo

October 15, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The smallest car of the French brand Renault Twingo, it seems, is ready to switch to battery power.

This would allow him to challenge the likes of the Volkswagen e-Up! and other zero emission hatchbacks. If you believe the reports of foreign publications, the electric Twingo should appear next year.

“Initially, we planned to launch an electric Twingo, and then we saw that there were no [charging] stations, so we slowed down. And then we had Zoe, and we had ambitious plans for this, ”said Ali Kassai, a British publisher of product planning for Renault.

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Electrifying Twingo’s third generation would be easy, as it uses the same platform as Smart ForTwo and ForFour, and both models are offered with electric power plants along with ICE. Renault even introduced the 2013 Twin’Z small electric concept, which was never put into production, but built on the same architecture as the last Twingo. The model used an electric motor with a power of 68 hp, powered by a lithium-ion battery installed under the floor.

The small hatchback is not the only electric car planned by Renault, since a larger model is expected to be a direct competitor to Volkswagen ID.3 or Tesla Model 3. In total, the French want to have eight electric cars in the lineup by 2022, which can become serious players in the market.