This is the Renault K-ZE. For the moment it is only a concept. An affordable 100 percent electric car. This is how Renault decided to move up the speed of its electrification, the famous strategic plan "Drive the Future".
This new affordable urban electric vehicle will not be immediately for us since it is intended initially for commercialisation in China. It must be said that it is now the world's largest market for electric cars. "After being a pioneer, the Renault Group is the leader in electric vehicles.Our brand new model, Renault K-ZE, is an affordable, SUV-inspired city car that combines the best of the Renault Group: our leadership in electric vehicles , our expertise in affordable vehicles and our ability to build strong partnerships," said Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Groupe Renault.
This small low-cost city car, halfway aesthetically between a Captur and a Kwid, would be capable of a range of 155 miles (NEDC cycle). Equipped with a dual charging system, both for domestic and public facilities, the K-ZE, as 'affordable' as it is, is equipped with some comfort equipment such as rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and a central screen with navigation and connected services.
If it is still a concept, the serial version is not very far. Manufactured in China by e-GT New Energy Automotive Co., the joint venture specialising in 'competitive electric vehicles' created with Dongfeng Motor Group and Nissan, the K-ZE will arrive on the roads of the Middle Kingdom from the year next, in 2019. Coming soon? It's not impossible to see this little sister of the Zoe one day on our roads!