Renault prepares two electric SUVs by 2022May 11, 2020
Following the recently unveiled Morphoz concept, the new Renault 4 × 4 will be born.
The next two Renault electric cars will be crossovers or SUVs based on the company’s new CMF-EV platform and will appear by 2022. The first will be an SUV the size of a Kadjar, and the second is likely to also be a cross-country model, as Renault hopes to capitalize on consumer trends.
The head of Renault EV Gilles Normand said that “it will be a crossover or SUV, not a hatchback,” but added that it should be more aerodynamic than a regular car of this type. “In the world of electric cars, we are sensitive to resistance: the efficiency of the air around the car,” Normand said.
The head of the company explained that the new Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance platform called CMF-EV, presented on the latest Renault Morphoz concept, has scalable width, height and length, although its purpose is limited to compact and medium-sized cars.
By 2022, Renault and Dacia will offer eight electric vehicles. Most of them will be small, such as Zoe, Renault Twizy and the upcoming Dacia Spring, but the new pair of C-segment models will be more practical. While the latest Renault Zoe offers electric mileage of up to 382 km, Normand admits that larger electric vehicles will require a greater range, so new models will be able to travel up to 550 km on a single charge.
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