Renault introduces its first affordable electric vehicle K-ZE in Paris Motor Show. This will hit the roads of China in 2019 because it is the fastest-growing market for electric cars. The all-new Renault K-ZE electric car is designed by our own engineers in Chennai. Awaiting clarity from the Government of India due to the electric vehicle policy, the Kwid EV launch is going to get delayed.
Renault’s electrification strategy called Drive the Future, it said that by 2022, Renault will have eight EVs and 12 electrified (plug-in or mild-hybrid) vehicles. Having India as its home base, the Kwid EV is built on the CMF-A (Common Module Family-A) vehicle architecture. Significant changes have been made to the chassis of the vehicle and the body of the Kwid EV as to meet the crash regulations in China. The Kwid EV will have 250 kms range approximately.
Renault said the architecture of this car is heavily adapted, suitable for EV and also for global and Chinese markets. The whole the axles and sub-frame are very specific to this EV model. The K-ZE will get rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera and a central screen with connected navigation and services.