French car maker Renault will reveal two new electric vehicles at its upcoming “eWays” digital event this October, including an all-electric crossover, plus an “accessible” electric vehicle under the Dacia badge.
Along with the two new electric vehicles, Renault will also show off a new hybrid Renault Arkana coupe SUV, as well as showcase its existing range of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.
It is not giving too much away before the big event, sharing only two short videos for each vehicle.
The first, which teases the upcoming crossover, shows a futuristic strip lighting across the front of a vehicle, embellished with an equally bright and recognisable Renault logo, with dancing lights flanking the logo on either side.
According to French new agency L’Argus, the new electric crossover will follow the form of Renault’s previous concept electric vehicle, the Morphoz.
It will be a forerunner of future models which would be based on Renault’s new CFM-EV technical platform, with a length of 4.2m, a long wheelbase and low roofline.
With an expected range of 430-600km, word is it may come with two battery options including a 65kWh pack and longer range 90kWh option.
Design-wise, the upcoming electric crossover will have angular lines that evoke Tesla’s Cybertuck, although in reality it will sit more as a competitor to Nissan’s Ariya, and the soon to be released ID.4 from Volkswagen.
The Dacia “Spring” will be an all-electric elevated city car, and it is understood it will be a European version of the Renault City K-ZE which it sells in China.
In China, the diminutive K-ZE offers around 200km driving range (250km NEDC) and is notable for its equally tiny price which equates to about $A12,000.
The Renault electric crossover concept and the Dacia Spring will be revealed on October 15, from 5 p.m (Paris time).
Bridie Schmidt is lead reporter for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She has been writing about electric vehicles since 2018, and has a keen interest in the role that zero-emissions transport has to play in sustainability. She has participated in podcasts such as Download This Show with Marc Fennell and Shirtloads of Science with Karl Kruszelnicki and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum. Bridie also owns a Tesla Model 3 and has it available for hire on evee.com.au.