In its latest press release Renault reserved some space for EVs. Let’s see:
“News from Renault: New Captur, a comprehensive range of crossovers and an EV surprise
– Renault press conference at 12:15pm, Tuesday, March 7, presented by Thierry Koskas (EVP, Sales and Marketing, Groupe Renault) and Gilles Normand (SVP, Electric Vehicles),
– The New Captur, poised to premier in Geneva, delivers even more distinctive styling and new technologies.
– The New Koleos and the Alaskan pick-up to hit the European market in 2017.
– Renault, Europe’s number one electric vehicle brand, takes the wraps off an EV surprise.”
Now that the Smart ForFour Electric Drive’s arrival it’s just two months away, it’s the best time for its brother, the Renault Twingo ZE to be finally introduced. It’s now or never.
The Renault Twingo ZE has been promised by Renault since 2014, but time after time it was postponed by Renault saying that consumers didn’t want electric cars. Now the Zeitgeist has changed and Renault is proud to present itself as “Europe’s number one electric vehicle brand”.
I just hope that Renault doesn’t ruin this “surprise” with an autonomous concept sports electric car like the TREZOR, or a PHEV like the EOLAB.
My bet is on the Renault Twingo ZE, but this “EV surprise” can also be something other than a new electric car. It can also be a major change in the battery leasing scheme. The rumor that Renault will finally allow to buy the batteries for current customers who are leasing them, if confirmed would be great.
What do you think Renault has reserved for us?