Renault would work on new electric vehicles inspired by its most famous models from the 60s to 90s. The Renault 4L would be part of the lot, as well as the R5 and the Super 5. The electric version of the 4L could build on the concept. Renault e-Plein Air. The Alpine brand would also be concerned with three electric models.
The year 2020 has been a bad year for the French automotive sector. Containment. Production delays. Sales at half mast. And this despite an economic recovery plan (conversion bonus, ecological bonus) which has had some success, but which only benefited clean vehicles. Emmanuel Macron justified this decision by explaining that it is a long-term plan towards a cleaner car, an area in which the president wants France to dominate.
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Renault may have been more affected by the 2020 crisis than PSA. But the diamond brand intends to recover by relying on European regulations and the craze for electricity. It now offers three electric vehicles: the famous Zoe, the Twingo Electric and the little one Twizy. But others should quickly join them, according to information published by the Reuters agency.
Make something new with old
According to the press agency, the electric strategy of Luca de Meo, new boss of Renault, would be based on nostalgia and the history of the brand, by developing several vehicles strongly inspired by the most popular models released between the 60s and the 90s. Three cars were notably mentioned: the 4L, the R5 and the Super 5. The 4L could be the first to be formalized. And she could rely on the concept 4L e-Plein Air which illustrates this article and which was unveiled by Renault in 2019. e-Plein Air is a strongly nostalgic concept, since it is based on the Renault Plein Air from 1969!
The visuals presented above and below are concepts presented by international designers whose goal was to give a facelift to certain emblematic models of the diamond brand. Some were presented to Renault as part of competitions. You can see a futuristic version of the 4L below and the R5 above.
The other Renault brands would not be outdone, since the sports brand Alpine should also embark on the electric. No less than three models would already be in development. Sports electrics saw a boom in 2020, thanks to Porsche Taycan, whose Turbo S version is the most powerful electric car on the market. Let us not forget either Dacia which should present its 100% electric and affordable car from 2021.
Source : Reuters
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