Renault has launched the Renault Kwid E-TECH, an electric version of its affordable hatchback car Kwid. The company claims that it will offer a range of up to 298 kilometers on a full charge. Its design is similar to the standard model. However, some changes are also seen. It gets a new kind of grille, e-tech badging and new alloy wheels. When it comes to the interior, the biggest changes are in the shape of the instrument cluster and the 4-spoke steering wheel. It has a circular gear selector like regular quid.
The Renault KWID E-Tech comes with features like 7 inch touchscreen system, all power windows, manual AC and voice recognition. For safety, it gets ABS with Brake Assist, Hill-Start Assist, Electronic Stability Control, 6 Airbags and Tire Pressure Monitoring. This electric hatchback has a 65PS electric motor with 26.8kWh battery. In Echo mode, it provides 44PS of power to optimize battery life.
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The company claims that the Kwid Electric can achieve a speed of 0-50 kmph in 4.1 seconds. According to the company, it will run up to 298 kilometers on a full charge. It also has regenerative braking, which charges its batteries. It comes with a 7kW Wallbox Charger and DC Fast Charger for charging. It only takes 40 minutes to charge 15 to 80 percent with a DC charger.
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Currently, the company has brought this model to Brazil, where it is priced at Rs 23.20 lakh (ex-showroom). It comes in three color options – Green, Polar White and Diamond Silver. Kwid sold in India is priced between Rs 4.5 lakh and Rs 5.83 lakh. Renault has not announced any plans to launch EV in India.