Renault unveils e-car foursome
Something for everyone, apparently
Leccy Tech Renault has announced four e-cars at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show.
Renault's Fluence (far left), Twizy (left), Kangoo (right) and Zoe
The line-up includes the Twizy Z.E. city runabout and the slightly more practical Zoe Z.E. small hatchback, both of which Renault described as “close to production concepts”.
Despite the “concept” coding, both cars will make it onto roads - according to Renault. But the launched versions may look and handle slightly differently.
Twizy is powered by a 15kW/70Nm (20bhp/52lb-ft) electric motor, has a top speed of 45mph and driving range of just over 60 miles.
Twizy has a range of just over 60 miles
The car’s intended for scooting around congested inner-cities in search of skinny lattes, according to Renault.
Not sure what you lot are smoking but to me the Fluence is gorgeous.
Shame (as previously hinted at) it isn't a serial hybrid, so for me it's F*&king useless.
"Are you saying it will run on garlic and arrogance?"
As opposed to what, Jello and weapon-grade blandness?
They're not bad efforts
if a bit inconsistent in the results; brave styling but appalling packaging (Twizy), rather pretty (Zoe) a bit bland (Effluent - sorry, Fluence) and twee (Kanpoo). The Twizy should have 4WS to make it really effective in the town while the Zoe is something I can see going down quite well in a fashion accessory / lifestyle positioning effort.
Despite never being much of a fan of Renault these are not bad pieces of work at all. They just need a decent small and light engine in them. oops.....