- Renault K-ZE Concept based on Kwid in India
- To be introduced in China
- Manufactured in China by the e-GT New Energy Automotive Co
- To offer 250kms of driving range on a single charge
At the ongoing 2018 Paris Motor Show, Renault has showcased its all-electric concept, the K-ZE. This is essentially the electric version of the popular selling Renault Kwid in India. However, the K-ZE concept will first be introduced in the Chinese market.
The electric car claims to offer an impressive driving range of 250kms on a single charge. Moreover, the dual charging system supports both commercial electric chargers and regular home-based plug points. The vehicle will be manufactured locally by the e-GT New Energy Automotive Co, the Joint Venture with Dongfeng Motor Group and Nissan, created to develop and produce competitive electric vehicles for the Chinese market. Interestingly, Renault also confirmed its plans to further electrify its range in its 2020 product refresh cycle, offering hybrid on Clio and plug-in hybrid on Megane and Captur. This will give consumers the possibility to go electric in the models they know and love. e-Tech, an innovative, 100 per cent Renault in-house technology, enables Renault to offer hybrid versions on B and C segment models.
Speaking on the occasion Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO, Renault said, "Groupe Renault was a pioneer and is the European leader in electric vehicles. We are introducing K-ZE, an affordable, urban, SUV-inspired electric model combining the best of Groupe Renault: our leadership in EV, our expertise in affordable vehicles and in forging strong partnerships."