Although the official presentation of the E-TECH stage took place just a few days ago, Renault is preparing for the next big electric launch: the new R5 an ambitious retro-design commercial vehicle that aims to become one of the most prominent representatives of its zero-emission product range.
Our protagonist will be responsible for launching the CMF-B EV platform Alianza Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, an electrical architecture that shares about 50% of its components with the Clio and Captur’s CMF-B. The company estimates the vehicle will be about 33% cheaper than the ZOE it will replace next year.
The starting price will be less than 25,000 euros before funding, a very competitive figure partly due to a much more agile production process. And that’s it, so a insider It will take Renault barely 10 hours to manufacture an R5, making it the fastest model to assemble in all of Europe.
The world record is currently held by the Tesla Model 3 in Fremont (USA), which takes around 9 hours to produce. In Europe, Most cars in volume segments stay in 14-15 hours Therefore, the increase in productivity that the diamond company has achieved is really significant.
The Renault R5 should offer a range of up to 450 kilometers
The electric Renault R5 will introduce the new ePT 100 kW engine in 125 and 150 hp versions, which will be connected to separate batteries with a capacity of 42 and 52 kWh. Its maximum autonomy will be around 450 km WLTP. Later it will receive a high-performance variant: the Alpine A290 who will assemble the Megane E-TECH’s 218 hp (160 kW) engine.
Its interior will be simple, with a fabric-covered dashboard and a large display that will include the digital instrumentation and touchscreen of the infotainment system. As with the Megane E-TECH and Scénic E-TECH, there will be an operating system Android automotive operating system so you can use features like Google Assistant or Google Maps.
In addition, it will be one of the few B-segment proposals with a multi-link rear suspension and the only one with a braking system. of wire. It will also integrate V2L bi-directional charging technology (vehicle for loading) and V2G (vehicle to the network). Although pricewise will be its main competitors Citroen ë-C3/FIAT Panda j CUPRA Raval/Volkswagen ID.2 its retro styling, elaborate chassis and onboard tech make it a sort of affordable alternative to the MINI Coopers electric.