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Electric Renault also focused on internal combustion

  • Magazine Feature Article
  • 12AEID0703_03
Published July 03, 2012 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Already becoming known in Europe as the “electric company,” Renault, together with Alliance partner Nissan, is determined to pursue EV solutions but in parallel with intensive ICE programs, says Philippe Klein, Renault's Vice President, Corporate Planning, Product Planning, and Programs.

Driving the pure electric Renault Twizy is one of the few truly extraordinary road experiences that any new production car can deliver.

Seating driver and single passenger in close tandem formation almost like a motorcycle (it is classified as a quadricycle), the composite-bodied, outboard-wheeled, production car is a mobile, whirring advertisement for Renault's commitment to electric vehicle (EV) technology.