ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Electric vehicles form the only practical and affordable solution in existence today to our planet’s transport-related environmental challenges.
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RENAULT, NUMBER 1 IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES ACROSS EUROPE ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON A MASSIVE SCALE

Groupe Renault is market leader for electric vehicles in Europe.

Today, almost one electric vehicle in every four sold in Europe is a Renault. The Group offers the widest range on the market with Renault ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo Z.E., alongside the RSM SM3 Z.E. sedan sold in Korea and new Renault Master Z.E. By 2022, Renault will have a range of eight electric vehicles and 12 electrified vehicles, as part of the Group's strategic "Drive The Future" plan. A pioneer in Europe, Groupe Renault is building on nine years of expertise in the design, production and sale of electric vehicles. Almost 30,000 Groupe Renault employees have received training in the specific aspects of electric mobility, as has the entire European brand network.

To better satisfy customer requirements, Groupe Renault is increasing the range of its best-selling electric vehicles, including ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. At the same time, it is developing  more dynamic electric motors, such as the new 80 kW R110 on ZOE. It is also rolling out new connected services for easier vehicle charging. An example? "Renault Z.E. Pass" lists over 20,000 public charging points in Europe. Users can also obtain charging information in real time or control operations from a distance with their smartphones.

Groupe Renault is at the forefront of electric mobility. It is also leading the way in the development of a complete electric ecosystem, along with a wide range of partners. The Group is co-building innovative solutions through which electricity stored in the batteries of its electric vehicles can be used as part of a demand response system on smart grids. For example, the "Renault Z.E. Smart Charge" smartphone app activates vehicle charging to coincide with the cheapest electricity rates and lowest carbon emissions. Another area of innovation? Gaining a second life in stationary facilities, electric vehicle batteries can store the energy generated by roof-top solar panels and restore it for local needs.

ZERO-POLLUTION MOTORING(1),

FOR MORE BREATHABLE AIR
Because they emit no exhaust pollutants (particulates, nitrogen oxides, etc.) when driven(1), electric vehicles have a key role to play in improving air quality, with the attendant benefits to public health, especially in urban areas.Studies have shown that a 20% proportion of electric vehicles in city centres would bring a reduction of up to 30% in the concentration of particulates and of up to 45% in the concentration of nitrogen dioxide(2). These reductions become especially important under peak pedestrian exposure conditions, when pollutant levels rise as a result of meteorological conditions unfavourable to pollutant dispersion.

DISCOVER THE ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY
(1) Zero atmospheric emissions of CO2 or polluants while driving
(2) Figures obtained by modeling of local conditions in Rome and Hong Kong, by the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Aia Thechnologies and Arianet

ZERO-CO2 DRIVING,(1) AN EFFECTIVE COUNTERMEASURE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Electric power is the real breakthrough solution for countering climate change, because electric cars emit no CO2 (carbon dioxide) while driving(1) .

Because an electric motor does not burn any fossil fuel, Renault is fully committed to the electric vehicle as the innovative solution capable of meeting today’s environmental challenges.

Even when we factor in CO2 emissions produced by generating the electricity needed to charge an electric vehicle, the carbon balance is much better than for an equivalent internal-combustion model in most of the countries where electric vehicles are sold.

In Europe, the overall carbon figure averages around 72 grams of CO2 per km for ZOE, compared to at least 100 grams for an equivalent internal-combustion model.

The overall carbon footprint of an electric vehicle varies from one country to another, with the degree of carbon dependency of local power plants. In France, for example, where power-plant carbon dependency is relatively low, the carbon footprint of the Renault ZOE is about 14 grams of CO2 per km.

(1) Zero atmospheroc emissions of CO2 or polluants while driving

 
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EnvironmentSTEPPING UP THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Electric vehicles contribute to the energy transition in the automotive industry by reducing the use of fossil energies (traditional fuels) for transport needs. According to the International Energy Agency, with seven million electric vehicles on the road worldwide, we would save 400,000 barrels of crude oil per day from now through to 2020.

And Renault electric vehicle can also contribute to the energy transition in any other business sector than consumes electricity.

ProductionGreen electricity

Renault is a partner on various projects to develop technical solutions in the production of “green” (i.e. low-carbon) electricity, the aim being to reduce depletion of the planet’s natural resources.

These solutions primarily seek to compensate for the inherently intermittent nature of renewable energy sources (solar, wind, etc.), this being the main impediment to development of green electricity production today.

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As well as enjoying an environmentally sound transport practice, Renault electric vehicle drivers also appreciate the unique driving sensations and superior convenience of electric power.

PEACE AND QUIET

Driving becomes much less stressful without engine noise and vibration.

SMOOTH, CRISP RESPONSE

Acceleration is smooth, perfectly linear and sprightly from low revs.

IN-HOME CHARGING STATION

When buying a Renault electric vehicle, the customer gets full advice on the main charging station for it (at the driver’s home or workplace, or a nearby street location).

CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE INCREASE

The number of charging infrastructure facilities has increased by 30% to 60% a year since 2013. There are now more than 180,000 stations worldwide, 90,000 in Europe, and 21,000 in France, where the total will increase to 35,000 by 2020.

DEVELOPMENT OF FAST-CHARGE STATIONS

At a fast-charge station, it takes ZOE just 30 minutes to get a 80 to 120 km travel range boost*. There are already around 2,300 fast-charge stations along major trunk roads in 15 European countries. (*Depending on the motor)

REASSURING BATTERY RENTAL CONDITIONS

Renault’s battery rental contract guarantees the customer a fully functional battery (at least 75% original charge capacity) at all times, regardless of vehicle age and mileage. And Renault roadside assistance covers the vehicle even if it just runs out of charge.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE PRIVILEGES

Electric vehicles enjoy various privileges in many European cities: special lanes, congestion charge exemption, in-street charging stations, and special-rate (or free) street parking.

COMPETITIVE RUNNING COSTS COMPARED TO INTERNAL-COMBUSTION CARS

Electric cars cost less to run: servicing, insurance, charging, etc.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR ALL

THE ULTIMATE CITY CAR, DESIGNED FOR EVERYDAY  PRACTICALITY AND CONVENIENCE

Renault’s all-electric city car boasts a sleek, futuristic design and homely interior styling, plus agile response with a chassis specifically designed for electric power.

Thanks to the "Z.E. 40" battery, ZOE has a record range of 300 km in real-life use*: among the highest of any electric vehicle in this segment, ZOE with the “Z.E. 40” battery wipes away driver anxiety on vehicle recharge.

*The real-life range announced has been confirmed by the 300 km resulting from initial assessments, which take into account the new WLTP certification protocol for the R110 motor

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RENAULT’S FUN AND FRIENDLY CITY RUNNER CONCEPT

Nimble little Twizy is the ideal city runabout solution, with its tiny footprint and tight turning circle. It’s also eminently comfortable and safe, with its unique tubular body structure.

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Efficient, Smart and Versatile

Kangoo Z.E. has the same dimensions and loading capacity as the internal-combustion Kangoo from which it is derived. It’s an ideal solution for business users who spend a lot of time in their vehicles, since it offers excellent working conditions, with its automatic transmission, smooth, linear acceleration, and complete lack of engine noise and vibration.

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The electric sedan

RSM SM3 Z.E. is for motorists looking for an elegant upmarket sedan. It is sold by Renault Samsung Motors in South Korea.

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MEETING NEW MOBILITY NEEDS

Renault anticipates and responds to new mobility needs, seizing emerging opportunities for the use of its all-electric vehicles. Because of increasing urban road congestion, and for financial reasons, more and more people are giving up car ownership in favour of car-pooling. Renault actively encourages sharing of its electric vehicles.

RENAULT MOBILITY

In October 2016, Groupe Renault launched its car sharing service Renault MOBILITY, notably adapted to electric vehicles. Already a major player in long-term leasing, Renault is rounding out its offering to respond to the changing needs of its customers, be they consumers, businesses or local authorities. With Renault MOBILITY , users can reserve a vehicle 24-7 using the dedicated smartphone app. Motorists no longer have to go to an agency to pick up the keys, as vehicles are locked and unlocked by the app. A great way to try out ZOE for as long as you like!

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