Renault strengthens its line of electric cars after losing market leadership

OCTOBER 16, 2020

Renault has launched two new electric vehicles in an attempt to regain leadership in this sector of the automotive market.

As part of the virtual event Renault eWays, the executive director of the French company, Luca de Meo, presented the two new cars of the brand powered by electric energy.

Dacia Spring

The first of these is the Dacia Spring, a small vehicle with a 33 kW electric motor powered by a 26.8 kWh battery. According to Renault, the vehicle will be able to reach a maximum speed of 125 kilometers per hour, as well as having a range of up to 225 kilometers in WLTP.

Renault has promised that the Dacia Spring will be "the most economical urban electric car on the European market". The company, however, did not report exactly how much the vehicle will cost when it goes on sale in the spring of 2021, that is, still in the first half of the year.

Renault Mégane eVision

The second car presented by De Meo was the Mégane eVision concept. This hatchback will serve as the basis for a mass-produced electric car to be launched next year.

According to Renault, the vehicle will be equipped with a 160 kW electric motor powered by a 60 kWh battery. Mégane eVision will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8 seconds. Its top speed is not yet known. Market leadership

The French manufacturer and its partner Nissan have long enjoyed a pioneering advantage in the European market, Bloomberg said. However, the alliance's share of the European electric vehicle market has nearly halved over the past four years. Tesla ranked first in sales in 2019, and Volkswagen is rapidly approaching the company's second position, he said.

Source: Sputnik News

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