Renault 5 E-Tech Electric. Foto: © RECOM Paris/Renault Group

Renault 5 E-Tech Electric: An icon goes electric

When the Renault 5 was launched in 1972, it caused a sensation with its unmistakable and modern design. The plastic bumpers, the brightly painted bodywork and the independent headlights gave it a friendly, almost human face. It reflected the changes in society: it was an immediate success with French buyers – especially women and young people, completely new customer groups at the time. The compact model brought a breath of fresh air to the model range and symbolized freedom and joie de vivre.

As a versatile, connected and competitive electric city car made in Europe, the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric should quickly win over fans. Like its predecessor, it offers an ambitious and optimistic response to the technological, social and environmental challenges of modern mobility. Launched in fall 2024, the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric is the first vehicle based on the new AmpR Small platform for electric vehicles in the B segment. The new development makes the compact model a vehicle with clear competitive advantages: flat floor, long wheelbase (2.54 metres), optimized interior space and generous trunk space of 326 liters. Added to this are a low center of gravity and a low weight of less than 1,500 kilograms. The AmpR Small platform also allows economies of scale in many areas without compromising on electrical components or technologies. This disruptive approach, implemented for the first time, has enabled Renault to reduce the development time to just three years.

Bidirectional charger – V2L – V2G

The Renault 5 E-Tech Electric is coupled with a new bidirectional AC charger compatible with V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) and V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) technologies. This pioneering system, in conjunction with Mobilize services, makes the model an important player in the energy ecosystem and feeds electricity back into the grid when required. Depending on the charging and discharging cycle, considerable savings can be made on electricity costs.

Under the hood of the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric is a compact motor based on the drive systems of the Megane E-Tech Electric and Scenic E-Tech Electric, but taking up less space. The electric motor is based on Renault’s preferred synchronous technology with a wound rotor. Thanks to the absence of permanent magnets, it does not require rare earths, which reduces its environmental impact. The unit benefits from the experience of its predecessors in terms of durability and is offered in three power levels in the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric: 110, 90 and 70 kW.

Affordable and made in France: The compact model has numerous electric and digital features, is manufactured in France and is also competitively priced with a price starting at 25,000 euros. The market launch is this fall.

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27.02.2024   |  

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