The Renault wants with the new K-ZE electric car that presented at the Paris Motor Show to make electrification more affordable than ever before. The new SUV has some elements with Kwid although they share the same platform, while its low price is due to the relatively low 250Km range with NEDC measurement.
“Groupe Renault was a pioneer and is the European leader in electric vehicles. We are introducing Renault K-ZE, an affordable, urban, SUV-inspired electric model combining the best of Groupe Renault: our leadership in EV, our expertise in affordable vehicles and in forging strong partnerships”, said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Renault.
There is no update on battery capacity but do not expect to be impressive, since as we said Renault original goal is to offer an affordable electric car with sporty design and dynamic lines. The Renault K-ZE is also easy to charge thanks to a dual charging system compatible with home plugs and public infrastructures.
China is the largest and fastest growing electric vehicle market and Renault K-ZE will debut for the first time there. It will be built locally by e-GT New Energy Automotive Co., the Consortium with Dongfeng Motor Group and Nissan created for the development and production of competitive electric vehicles for the Chinese market.
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Also in the context of the K-ZE presentation Renault also spoke about the Augmented Editorial Experience (AEX). Revealing the next step, Mr. Ghosn unveiled a new vision for the future of mobile content – an improved editorial experience (AEX). This impressive experience, combining content, connectivity, media and mobility, will turn travel time into a learning experience beyond driving and beyond the car itself.
“With the advent of connected, autonomous vehicles, customers will expect more of their traveling time. Experimenting with Groupe Challenges, we imagine what tomorrow’s connected, personalized mobility experience could be”, Carlos Ghosn said. “Access to premium content delivered through unique on-board experiences for drivers and passengers will become key differentiators”.