Renault launches new electric vehicles

All-electric vehicles have been added to Renault’s range of cars as the manufacturer transitions away from ICE.

Amongst the new vehicles are an electric version of its popular Megane, and what it claims is one of the most affordable EVs on the market, the Dacia Spring.

The Megane eVision has a 280 mile range and 60kw power output and can be fast charged in around 30 minutes to just under half capacity. It is being built for 2021 with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-EV platform.

At the launch of the eVision, the company confirmed that these vehicles were the first in what it promised was a large range of EVs as the company looks to reduce C02 emissions by 50% and net-zero by 2050.

Dacia Spring

The Spring, although the price wasn’t revealed, is believed to be a sub-£25,000 car with a 140 mile range.

The car could be launched as soon as January next year in Europe, but a decision is yet to be made whether to bring the car to the UK.

Designed for city driving where journeys are below 20 miles, it is powered by a a 33kW all-electric powertrain with a small 26kWh battery that it believes would be charged once a week for such a market. A cargo version of the vehicle is also available for last mile delivery services in city centres with low emission zones.

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